My goodness... this seems like a good deal at first blush!
Interesting. I wonder if they see him as a started.
1 year, 3 million I can definatly live with.
I like that he can either start or relieve. And he's a lefty, which is good as well.
Nice pick up.
Let's look at the positives -
He's a lefty.
He's got decent stuff.
He's only 28.
He walks LOTS of batters.
Put up good numbers with the Rockies... that bodes well for GABP.
Better than a sharp stick in the eye. I imagine he starts the season in the rotation. Lowish K/9, highish BB/9. He's basically a mid-level projection of what Bailey might be this year. ERA floating around 5 depending on his luck. For only 1 year and $3M guaranteed, not a bad idea.
Sounds like very nice pickup. Since Reds filled their 40 man roster with Anderson..... someone will be dropped.
Unfortunately I can see people wondering the level of involvement Jocketty has/ the ability for Wayne to think for himself with this deal or any future deal. Waye has seemed shrewd and meticulous from the moment he arrived, and if Affeldt works out he should get credit for it, unless the truth of Jocketty's involvement surfaces.
Hasn't he had more success relieving than starting?