Originally Posted by duncan_idaho
I'm sure Billy Butler will. Those guys love each other.
Francoeur is a sunk cost at this point, and there's not much point in rehashing the disaster that deal has become. But it was not AWFUL at the time. AWFUL is continuing to run him out there while blocking Myers.
A strange year last year - in which everything was around career levels except how many fly balls made it out of the park - aside, Santana has been a slightly above-average starter since breaking into the bigs.
He's not an ace, but "He sucks" isn't really accurate.
I'd much rather them take a one-year dip on a guy like Santana than sign someone like Kyle Lohse to a multi-year deal.
And if that $13 million could've been spread over 4 years to give the Royals the boost they need to get Anibal Sanchez? Hell, with time value you're really talking about $16 million. That's another $4 million/season they could've stuck onto an offer for Sanchez, who could be a true #2 starter for the Royals and for a fair period of time.