He's had PLENTY of problems, and hasn't pitched in a while. He looks like a lost cause right now in terms of a player. He should be focused on getting better.
It's interesting, because on the Marlins' message board, there was somebody posting right after he was drafted mentioning that he had a drug problem, and everybody pretty much dismissed him. You'd think if this guy knew, the Marlins brass should've known and passed on him.
Does there HAVE to be a reason? Money not spent is money saved is money earned. Time value of money is always a big deal; it's ESPECIALLY a big deal when we're talking about millions of dollars and this type of economy.