So, even if the D-backs give Starling a total of $8MM, which seems to be the most amount of money he could reasonably ask for, that adds up to just $1.6MM per year for five years. As stated by a scout in a recent blog post from Nick Piecoro, "What’s that? A middle reliever? I’m not trying to run the Diamondbacks, but if they think he’s going to be a five-tool star – and I’m not saying that he is – but if that’s what they think, how can they pass on that if it’s only a million bucks or so extra a year[?]" My thoughts exactly.