Jun 14, 2015; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Alfredo Simon (31) pitches in the first inning against the Cleveland Indians at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
Simon’s situation is quite similar to that of Price as he is also a free agent at the end of the season. In this case though, it’s not so much a decision based on dollars and cents, rather a decision based on the future of the team. Going forward should Simon be a part of the rotation?
At 34 years old he’s a ways away from being a spark plug, yet he does his job and consumes a good amount of innings. Teams looking to make a deep playoff run might be looking at guys such as Simon as he’s a sturdy arm and won’t cost an entire farm system to acquire.