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The ChiSox sign Scott Linebrink

Or, why you want to have lots of live arms in your system...

The ChiSox have signed Scott Linebrink to a 4 year, $19 million deal.

That's almost $5 million per year for a 30 year old reliever with declining peripherals and a 113 ERA+ each of the past two seasons.

The Rangers have struggled with a lot of things over the past few years...but the one thing that they've excelled at is developing their own relief arms. Having faith in the ability of young guys to step up and provide solid innings as middle relievers or setup guys means not wasting $20 million on the Scott Linebrinks of the world.