7/3/2013 10:56 PM
7/3/2013 11:11 PM
He is dominant, but he doesn't throw a lot of innings.  He's a good age.  If you have a low-end playoff team and you're looking for a difference-maker, I'd consider doing it.  
7/3/2013 11:18 PM
That's about where I'm at. He could potentially put me over the top, but as you said, that's a lot for 175IP/season
7/4/2013 12:55 AM
The guys that are worth $20M are the ones who can win your WS. This guys qualifies.
7/4/2013 1:53 AM
No way is he worth it.

175 innings of 2.5 ERA isn't max. contract stuff.

If you're close to being over the top, spend money and upgrade as SS or C or 1B.  You can get two great guys at those positions for $20M.  Or get a great catcher AND a nice pitcher....

You can better invest the money than in one guy.
7/4/2013 5:25 PM
definitely worth it.
7/4/2013 11:42 PM
Posted by bripat42 on 7/4/2013 2:22:00 PM (view original):
Based on what you said you're looking for, innings pitched in the regular season shouldn't be a high priority. If you need a guy to push you over the top, presumably you already have a playoff-caliber team. This guy swings the odds heavily in your favor for as many as 2 games in any playoff series. That might very well be worth $110 million, but only you can really decide.
My feelings as well. 
7/5/2013 12:49 PM
You also have to consider if you're a playoff contender for the full contract.   If not, can you move him when you're not?

You're probably familiar with this guy:  Hardball Dynasty – Fantasy Baseball Sim Games - Player Profile: Rob Prince   He cleared waivers in S4 of his max deal. 
7/5/2013 8:33 PM
True, but I did find a trade partner when it was obvious Prince wasn't making the difference - still missed the MWR by one, but I digress.

May is younger than Prince was and has not started to decline yet. He's definitely got the ability to be a max contract guy - just wondering if it was worth it for 175IP but bripat said it well. I lost in the division round last season with a solid team.
7/6/2013 6:46 AM
Point being, I wouldn't be able to find a trade partner for Prince in his last two seasons. 
7/6/2013 7:24 AM
It's moot now. Someone just spent $8M on a better pitching coach and took over the top spot

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