Originally Posted by mth123
I don't see an upgrade for the rotation or any room in the pen. Seems like WK traded a guy who might be useful that he could stash at AAA for some one clearly inferior to what he already had.
Name ERA K/9 BB/9 HR/9 WHIP BABIP
Saarloos4.75 3.86 3.93 1.41 1.66 0.315
Santos 5.70 6.32 3.28 1.25 1.66 0.362
Ramirez 5.37 5.97 2.51 1.21 1.46 0.323
Belisle 3.60 5.85 4.28 1.13 1.55 0.306
I'm all for trading the minor league relief guys for an upgrade, but Saarloos will just cause the Reds to go with an inferior pitcher while probably exposing one of the other candidates to waivers and losing Shafer in the process.
I don't see how these numbers show Saarloos to be inferior. Belisle had a better ERA -- but pitched only 40 innings all last year and has back problems. Ramirez was injured last year and, while a decent prospect, hardly showed last year that he is ready to pitch consistently in the majors. Santos' 5.70 ERA is rather high.