- Nov 17, 2006
Absolutely, especially considering the potential financial penalty. Even if the Sox are progressive and make fair offers through arbitration regardless of saves, will some teams have less interest in him as a free agent if he hasn't racked up as many saves? He still has time to add to his resume for FA, but I'd think this would be a very tough decision for him and his family to make if this was his walk year.Not enough is made about Barnes willing and eager acceptance of the task. He’s embraced it and really flourished.