Mediocre pitchers cashing in

Why are so many No. 3 starters getting No. 2 and even No. 1 contracts?

Originally Published: December 15, 2004
By Rob Neyer | ESPN Insider
Monday, in an ESPN.com chat, I issued a challenge: in either 12 words or 800, explain why so many No. 3 starters are getting No. 2 and even No. 1 contracts.

Only one man responded to the challenge with precision.

Travis Anderson: "When hitters ditch steroids, pitching will become even more of a premium."

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