Originally Posted by RedsManRick
K/9 BB/9 HR/9 GB/FB Contact SwStr ERA FIP xFIP
Guthrie 5.5 2.5 1.2 0.97 85.5% 6.4% 4.12 4.65 4.58
LeCure 7.4 3.6 1.2 1.23 84.2% 6.4% 3.95 4.64 4.14
There is admittedly a pretty small sample size with LeCure, but do the Reds really need to go out and get a guy who doesn't miss bats and is homer prone? Guthrie is a decent starter. But the only thing that makes him better than the Reds suite of options is health.
Guthrie has thrown at least 175 innings of sub 4-ERA ball in the AL East for four of the last five years. If LeCure ever throws 175 innings in a season with a sub-4 ERA in his career, I'll be surprised. Sorry, but the two are not even close to comparable.