Even ignoring that Upton is worth more than Smyly and Castellanos, the D'Backs already have plenty of young SP options for 2013. There's Kennedy, McCarthy, Cahill, Miley, Hudson, Skaggs, Corbin...Smyly would be 8th on the depth chart.
Not a bad deal.
He isnt comparable to Greinke at all either, for those who think so.
I dont even think Sanchez is that good....he's a solid pitcher nothing more nothing less and this is obviously an overpay.....but I truly don't understand the fascination behind Greinke, calling him an ace, worth the biggest pitching contract in history, etc. Outside of 2009 (3 entire seasons ago), he's been a very good but not great pitcher IMO.
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as a marlins fan who has watched him for his whole career. he is not worth close to that. he is a nice number 3 pitcher, nothing special. he doesnt go deep into games consistently enough.
hes just not this good.
Is there a better rotation in baseball?
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Sanchez is not worth this much money. He is an average pitcher. Whatever though, our pitching rotation is the best in baseball.