Re: Reds trade for A's pitcher Saarloos
Originally Posted by Eric_Davis
Absolutely ridiculous. Saarloos in not junk. Don't use adjectives so loosely.
I posted this in another thread but it is on target here too:
Here' a comparison of guys on the Reds roster based upon Pecota projections for '07:
53% ; PERA:
E. Ramirez: GB%:
46% ; PERA:
Saarloos is roster fodder projected to give innings at below league average quality. He basically fits right in with the back end guys adding depth to the dregs fighting it out for the #5 slot/mop up guy role. I really don't mean to be beating him up like it probably appears that I am... but really Saarloos doesn't bring a ton to the team. It was a trade of spare parts by both GM's where each get to spend less on the new part than they would've had to have spent on the alternative. It's a move with no real downside for either team but it's also one with not a lot of upside. The Reds didn't acquire a #3. They got competition for the #5 spot/bullpen.
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