Marlins Should Sign Benson

Sunday, October 14, 2007

The Marlins need a veteran to head their rotation because Dontrelle Willis is young and had his second bad year with the Marlins. It is possible that the pressure of leading a young rotation has gotten to him, so maybe if they do not trade him they could bring in a veteran pitcher like Kris Benson. Benson is known for being a pretty consistent pitcher in the past. He could definitely string together 8-11 wins for the Marlins, and he would sign for cheap having been injured the whole season. In 2006, he was 11-12 with a 4.82 ERA and 88 K. I expect him to get a one year deal, worth about 2-3 million dollars with incentives.