Here’s what John Maine had to say about getting his contract renewed: â€œIâ€™m not even worried about it. Itâ€™s still good money. Iâ€™m not going to sit there and argue over $5,000. Itâ€™s still good money for me. Iâ€™ll be able to pay off my cell phone bill.â€
It tells you his mind is in the right place. He’s very analytical when talking about his slider and what he needs to improve. He shows that he’s thinking more and more.
Of the two, Oliver Perez might have better natural stuff, but I would take Maine for one game.