Former Blue Jay Miguel Batista got his piece of the giant free agent pie, reportedly signing a three-year, $24 million contract with the Mariners.
And, as everyone knows, Adam Eaton also signed a three-year $24 million contract, though with the Phillies.
But how do they match up as players?
- Signed through his age 36-39 seasons
- Posted an ERA+ between 101 and 136 from 2001-2006
- His peripherals, namely his his WHIP totals and poor FIP totals, indicate that those ERA+ totals might not reflect his true performance
- He's only topped 200 IP once, in 2006 with the Diamondbacks, though he's pitched 184 or more innings in four seasons (2002-2004, 2006)
- Despite his relatively low IP totals, he's rarely missed significant time due to injury
- Signed through his age 29-31 seasons
- Has only had an ERA+ above 100 once, in 2000 with the Padres
- Prior to 2006, his FIP totals suggest he should've posted much better ERAs
- He's never topped 200 IP, and has pitched more than 135 innings only twice (2003-2004)
- His low IP totals are largely a result of his many injuries