- LHP Brett Anderson, 28, made 30+ MLB starts twice in 7 seasons, 37-41, 3.72 career ERA, signed a 1 year, $15.8 million deal last winter.
- LHP Scott Kazmir, 31, missed essentially all of 2011 and 2012 with injury mostly healthy since, 98-90, 3.96 career ERA, signed a 3 year, $48 million deal last winter.
- LHP J.A. Happ, 32, hadn't thrown a sub-4 ERA season since 2011 until he put together 11 ridiculous starts for Pittsburgh last year, 62-61, 4.13 ERA, signed a 3 year, $36 million deal.
- LHP Rich Hill, 35, started 4 games before being injured in 2015, hadn't started regularly since 2009, signed a 1 year, $6 million.
The average AAV for those four pitchers is $12.7 million. So at $12 million, Garcia's still a good value. I think something similar to Happ's deal should be a slam dunk for Garcia to get in free agency. I pick up his option and shop him, but I'm perfectly content to have him back in my rotation next year if nothing comes along.
There's some tough roster decisions to be made this winter. Should be interesting.