Erasmo Ramirez: $4.4 Million – NO DEAL
If the Mariners are going to spend some money on a back of the rotation fringe starter, there are better options than Erasmo Ramirez. $4.4 million is actually a slight drop from the number he received last year, but he still isn’t worth it.
Ramirez hasn’t shown himself to be the same caliber of pitcher when he wears a Seattle uniform. When he was in Tampa, he put together a pair of sub 4.00 E.R.A seasons and threw 163.1 innings in one of them. On the Mariners, it’s a different story altogether.
During his time in Seattle, he has really struggled. 2017 looked to be promising, as he finished with a 3.92 E.R.A in 11 appearances, all starts. He managed 62 innings as well, and the thought was he would flourish and build in 2018. It didn’t happen, as he had the worst run of his career.
In ten starts, he didn’t even average 5 innings a start. He threw 45 innings and had a miserable E.R.A of 6.50. He just isn’t consistent enough to rely upon, which is why Ramirez gets NO DEAL.