In a time when starting pitchers are eating fewer and fewer innings, tried-and-true innings eaters are players who have some very real value.
And that’s good news for veteran southpaw Joe Saunders.
Though he’s not a particularly good pitcher, the former Angel, Diamondback, Oriole and Mariner has quietly established himself as one of the league’s better innings eaters over the last six years. Even better for Saunders is that, as far as an ability to rack up innings goes, he has few peers left out on the free-agent market.
MLB Lead Writer Zachary D. Rymer is here to dish on Saunders’ free agency, touching on everything from why teams should want him to why teams should be wary of him to what he’s going to paid and who might be signing the checks.
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