Re: August 25th Minor League Game Updates
Originally Posted by Bumstead
So....Nate Robertson, a 31/32 year-old pitcher who has pitched in a pitchers park the last 2 years and produced a 6.50+ ERA in 190IP and allowed 243 hits, 76 walks and 28 HR's is what we want to replace Owings with???? Those numbers in a PITCHER's park....Owings numbers the last two years:
1.43 Whip vs. 1.68 Whip for Robertson
5.73 ERA combined...
in a hitter's park...
26 years old...
Sorry, I will take Owings twice in 5 days before letting Robertson implode at Great America Ballpark. Just DFA Taveras and move on. Nobody in their right mind is trading for him anyway.
Owings is a pretty good PH and makes the Roster work better, but I don't want him standing on the mound with a ball in his hand except in mop-up duty. Robertson was successful for a couple seasons in a way that Owings has never been. A move to the weaker NL with no DH to face should more than make up for the park difference. I'd prefer some one better, but this team has no money to get one and even this deal would depend on the Tigers taking a couple bad contracts back in exchange or eating a bunch of money. Its what this team is down to now I'm afraid.
"All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH
Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS