Non-Tendering Correia Makes No Sense

Posted: 8th December 2009 by Daniel Gettinger in MLB
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Yesterday I received a text from a friend who wrote: "Inexcusable if the Pads non-tender Correia." That was the first time I had heard any discussion about non-tendering Correia, and frankly, I was a bit surprised. áHowever, my immediate reaction was not one of anger, but instead, as I usually do, I tried to defend the possible action. I wrote back: "Well...some guys are getting more in arbitration now than on the market, so it might make sense...[plus] its Correia we're talking about-at best he's an average pitcher." That was yesterday. áToday, after further reflection, I see no reason for the Padres to not tender Kevin Correia a contract. The team has four options: Go to arbitration with Correia, agree to a contract with Correia, trade Correia, or let him leave for nothing. á Because ...

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