View Full Version : would walt jocketty take a flyer on ricky nolasco from florida?

07-14-2010, 10:32 PM
what would we have to give up to get him? he's a pretty decent pitcher. thoughts?

07-14-2010, 10:42 PM
He's a flyball pitcher who's problem has always been that he gives up too many HR's. Not a good fit for this team/ballpark. Best case scenario are a couple of Aaron Harang-type high 3, low 4 ERA years with high K totals. Not likely though imo. Not worth whatever we would have to pay for what would likely be average/possibly below average numbers. We have younger, more suitable arms for our ballpark within the organization. Stick with them before you go for a guy like this. We'd be trading for him at the wrong time too - salary rising, FA looming on the horizon.

He could be a very good pitcher in the right park though. Very fantasy-sexy pitcher with all the K's he gets if he's on a hot streak like he was at the end of last year.

07-14-2010, 10:44 PM
Per Fangraphs (http://www.fangraphs.com/fantasy/index.php/week-14-trade-possibilities-2/):

In his last 30 games, Nolasco has a 27.3 HR/FB rate, easily the highest in the majors.

To be clearer: I think he could be the answer for someone, just not us.

07-15-2010, 08:56 AM
Not bad. But not what the Reds need if they want to make a run deep into the playoffs.

07-15-2010, 10:26 AM
On the 1 to 5 scale, with 1 being a top of the rotation ace and 5 being a warm body to fill out the staff, the Reds entire rotation consists of 2.5-3.5 guys. Actually they might go 7 or 8 deep with 2.5 to 3.5 guys. Getting another guy in that range serves no purpose. Unless they can get a legit #1 or legit #2 there is no point making a deal for another starter.