Originally Posted by SMcGavin
I don't get this. Nobody has talked about it but Harang is pretty close to being the same dude we all loved in 06 and 07...
06: 3.89 xFIP, 8.5 K/9, 2.2 BB/9
07: 3.81 xFIP, 9.0 K/9, 2.1 BB/9
09: 3.85 xFIP 7.9 K/9, 2.3 BB/9
Harang is still a good pitcher, he's pretty durable, and I don't have a problem paying him well next year.
But the problem with that is that he has not been the same pitcher.
His xFIP has stayed the same, but his actual production has lessened.
If this was for half a season, I'd say it would even out. I might even say it after one season. But after nearly two full seasons? Especially when his defense actually got better this season?
I think you have to doubt how accurate xFIP is in this case, and wonder if Harang will ever produce like he did two years ago.