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O'Ventbrel



This is a post/discussion brought to light by an MLBTR suggesting Eric O'Flaherty as an extension candidate.

So this past off-season EOF got a nice 2.5ish mil salary in his 2nd time through arb. If he has another good year in line with the last 3 seasons he could end up at the 3-3.5 mil range in his last time through.

Venters on the other hand is scheduled to hit arbitration the first time this off-season. The last two years his numbers have actually been better than EOF and he could be looking at a 1.5-2mil salary his first time through if not more.

Kimbrel is first time eligible in the 2014 season and if he puts up numbers this year like he did last year he probably won't break Papelbons record for the 1st time through but he could end up in the 4 mil range.

So I ask TC. What do you guys think the future is for our O'Ventbrel trio? The 3 of them are arguably the best relief trio in the bigs however the Braves are a mid market team and to keep all of these guys going forward could be pretty pricey as in the 12-20 mil range depending on how much Venters and Kimbrel get their first years through arbitration. With that being said its a slim to none chance they all stay around.

Just curious to hear the opinions of everyone else.

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