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Offline NJ Ave

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Re: Competitive Balance Tax
« Reply #75: March 05, 2018, 02:05:32 PM »
The real reason is he is a 30 year old pitcher already in decline.

Right, I mean he turns 32 tomorrow and wanted $200 million - basically the Greinke/Price contracts. Pesky facts, though:

Age heading into free agency
Price: 30
Greinke: 32
Arrieta: 32

Career WAR heading into free agency
Price: 32
Greinke: 46
Arrieta: 21

Previous 2 seasons combined WAR heading into free agency
Price: 12.5
Greinke: 10.1
Arrieta: 6.2

I mean...sorry/not sorry?

Johnny Cueto got 6/$130 million that year but was 2 years younger than Arrieta with more career WAR and 8.6 WAR in his previous two seasons compared to Arrieta's 6.2.