Originally Posted by TaylorStSox
He's also a pitcher that costs twice as much.
From what I have heard he is better than Matuzaka, but not as good as Darvish. His age would fit in with the rebuild. Sale, Tanaka, Quintana, heading up the rotation would allow them to continuing to concentrate on building the lineup. He will get a lot of money for a number 2, but the cost of pitching keeps going up. Garza, Jimenez, and Santana are not number 2's on a good team, and they could be looking at $85mil each. Not saying the Sox should consider these guys, just making the comparison. $120mil is less than they paid Dunn, Rios and Peavy, this would be obviously a better spend.