Garland Likely To Decline Arbitration

According to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick, Angels pitched Jon Garland "is leaning toward declining the Angels’ salary arbitration offer by Sunday’s deadline."  Garland believes he can get more on the open market, according to Crasnick’s source.  If Garland leaves, the Angels will receive a supplemental draft pick.

There are two sides to the Garland debate.  His detractors will point to his ugly ERA, FIP, and strikeout rate.  His fans will talk about durability, double digit wins, and eating innings in the American League.

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