The numbers are $4 M in 2008, $7 M in 2009 and $10 M in 2010.
He has definitely had his moments with the club, but has been erratic at times. Best season was 2006. Solid regular season, excellent post-season. Nate regressed in 2007, going 9-13 and 4.76. He also missed a handful of starts while sidelined witha tired arm, coming off a larger than normal workload in the 2006 AL Champion season.
He also has a tendency to start games in solid fashion, but like many a pitcher that is not a #1 or #2 starter on his team, the ERa and opponent's batting average rises as the batters get a second and perhaps a third time up against him as the game wears on.
Do you think that this was a wise signing or do you feel that the club overspent?