Five Players Who Should Get Contract Extensions

Credit: Dennis Poroy/ Getty Images

Credit: Dennis Poroy/ Getty Images

Tyson Ross

The tall right-handed pitcher for the San Diego Padres has really come on since joining the team. After a couple of forgettable seasons in Oakland, Ross has turned out to be a quality pitcher for the Friars. He went 10-12 last season with a 3.26 ERA in 33 starts. He also struck out a career-high 212 batters in 196 innings pitched.

Ross has some difficulties repeating his lanky delivery, and can be prone to wild streaks from time to time. He does however have one of the nastiest sliders in the game and his swing-and-miss ratio is off the charts with that pitch. Ross is still 28 and has been the center of recent trade speculation. The Padres might consider moving him if they get the right package of players in return.

Tyson Ross is due for free agency after the 2017 season, so his value is still decent on the trade market. He could be traded this winter or could easily be retained by the Padres. Either way, he is a very good candidate to be extended. He made only $5.25 million last season in arbitration, but should be due for a raise this season. He would easily sign a four- or five-year deal in the $50-60 million range and that could end up being a steal if he can ever cut down on his walk rate.

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