HHP: theocean talks Pitching Deals.

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A few reasons, just from the last few years, why it might not be a good idea to give a pitcher over the age of 30 a big contract:

1. Jordan Zimmerman (5/$110MM)

2. James Shields (4/$75MM)

3. Matt Cain (5/$112MM)

4. Wei-Yin Chen (5/$80MM)

5. Adam Wainwright (5/$97.5MM)

6. Homer Bailey (6/$105MM)

7. Jeff Samardzija (5/$90MM)

8. Ian Kennedy (5/$70MM)

9. David Price, possibly (7/$217MM)

…and last, but certainly not least:

10. Ubaldo Jimenez (4/$50MM)

On the good side – Max Scherzer’s, Verlander’s, and Hamels’ deals look solid.

Felix Hernandez, Zach Greinke, and Jon Lester have performed well at the beginning of their contracts – but the end of their contracts looks bleak.