HarthorneWingo wrote:mpharris36 wrote:Manhattan Project wrote:
I can't believe I had hopes of him being a capable fifth starter, goes to show that even when you have low expectations you can be disappointed.
the man goes from an 18 game winner in the AL to a guy that has a pitching line similar to position players pitching mop up duty in the major leagues.
His peripherals were not that good from last year and he had a lousy second half. Can't judge these pitchers on wins.
he's also sat around a high 3 ERA in the American League for nearly 7 straight years. He's literally always been a guy that can get your 9-12 wins with a high 3 low 4 era...a steady 4th or 5th guy in the rotation. He is usually also a really good 1st half of the year pitch and notoriously losses steam.
I didn't like the signing because I am more of a proponenet of quality rather than quantity in terms of FA signings. Rather get one major impact guy than 3 mediocre players and trust your system depth.
But no one could have predicted dude would be pitching to nearly a 9 ERA.