Originally Posted by blandman
No. Santiago's only in the rotation in 2015 if he passes the test next year and therefore will start making bigger money in arbitration each year starting then.
If you're asking whether I think he's real? No. I think he's serviceable but because of his production in limited innings will make more than he's worth in arbitration. I think we should trade him mid-season.
What is the average a SP is making in his first year of arbitration? A couple million bucks? OK, sure, that's not exactly killing payroll flexibility, though.