Re: per mlbtraderumors.com...Randy Wolf will not have his option picked up
Originally Posted by RedEye
Wait a minute... how is Randy Wolf like Pete Schourek or Jimmy Haynes? I seem to recall Wolf having much more of a track record for success, but maybe I'm missing something there.
He's coming off 3 straight years of injury. His latest injury resulted in shoulder surgery. That's a death knell for a pitcher and is not a gamble the Reds ought to be taking with their (somewhat) limited resources. I'm not saying we shouldn't try to sign him to like a 1-year $500,000 contract, but my guess is he'll go for a lot more than that, being left handed and having a bit of a track record of success, as you say.
Sabermetrics can be boiled down to this simple truism: A batter's goal is to extend the inning. Extend enough innings and you're going to score runs. Extend more innings than your opponent and you're going to score more runs than him.