In response to moonslav59's comment:
So, Arroyo gets $23.5M/2.
He turns 37 in February.
He's had over 199 IP for 9 straight years, but at his age, is that a good sign or a sign he is soon to be all used up?
3 year numbers:
35-34 4.19 in 603 IP (1.7 WAR which is 83rd out of 84 SP'ers with 400+ IP)
Compare to Dempster ( 1 year in the AL) who turns 37 in May
30-31 4.28 in 547 IP (6.9 WAR which is 47th out of 84)
Arroyo 108 ERA- and 1.24 WHIP
Dempster 105 ERA- and 1.37 WHIP
I still think there is some GM out there that will take close to all of Dempster's 1 year remaining deal of $13.25.
I agree that Bronson Arroyo is a decent comp for Ryan Dempster and that Arroyo's reported contract may undermine my earlier contention that no team would pay Dempster's entire salary unless the Red Sox added a player of value.
I still doubt the Red Sox would get much in return unless the Sox pay a chunk of Dempster's salary.