Adam Jones: Rick Porcello Not A $20 Million Pitcher

April 8, 2015 12:49 PM
Adam Jones: Rick Porcello Not A $20 Million Pitcher
" BOSTON (CBS) –  98.5 The Sports Hub’s Adam Jones opened Tuesday’s show with more thoughts on Rick Porcello’s four-year contract extension with the Red Sox.

Porcello was acquired from the Detroit Tigers in December in exchange for outfielder Yoenis Céspedes, right-handed pitcher Alex Wilson, and minor league left-handed pitcher Gabe Speier. Porcello went 15-13 with a 3.43 ERA and 129 strikeouts in 32 appearances last season for the Tigers.

Jones was live on the air Monday night when the news broke, and 24 hours later he’s even less of a fan of the deal than before. Porcello, while just 26 years old, has by far the highest career ERA of any starting pitcher making more than $20 million in average annual value.

Via alexspeier, Porcello's career 4.30 ERA is nearly half-a-run higher than any $20M AAV pitcher at time of contract (Cliff Lee, 3.85).

— Adam Jones ( adamjones985) April 07, 2015

“The production, quite simply, has not been there for Porcello,” Jones said Tuesday night "

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