A Late But Updated News Update

On Monday morning, I wrote a news update at Twinkie Town, but forgot to post it here. It’s Thursday evening now, so I can add the latest news. First, Francisco Liriano and Glen Perkins both avoided salary arbitration by signing contracts for next season, which more or less was predicted in my post. Second, Liriano made another start in the Dominican League, pitching two innings.  He set Tigres down in order in the first, but a walk, two singles, and an error by the right fielder resulted in two runs in the second inning. This line of 2 IP, 2 ER actually lowered his winter ERA all the way to 11.57.

The combination of these stories is proof that potential, even potential that hasn’t appeared for a couple of years and is currently listed as “presumed dead,” is worth at least $5.5 million for 2012.