Closers cheap, starters pricey
Anyone read anything on this? Gonzo and Soriano are bargains and starters like Lackey — a good pitcher but more in the Lowe of a couple years ago mold than an unquestioned No. 1 — are fetching major dollars.
I don’t have much of a theory, other than that reliable starters are scarcer than good-not-great relievers. And relievers tend to be more erratic than high-quality starters. Maybe this bodes well for the home team’s effort to trade Lowe.