Originally Posted by spawn
What exactly has Santiago proven? If h was Cy Young caliber, I would understand this line of thinking...but he isn't. He's a middle to end of rotation pitcher. Yes, he's cost controlled, but so is Eaton. I don't know what else you would expect the Sox to get for him.
The idea that Santiago is a proven starter is still a stretch, the guy started 23 games last year and barely averaged 5 2/3 IP in those starts (while providing a solid near 1.400 WHIP). If Eaton is an unproven everyday commodity, Hector is certainly an unproven SP commodity, as well. It's very possible his career will be best spent in the bullpen.