Originally Posted by dougdirt
And he probably can't. He gives up few fly balls, but he should have allowed more than 1 home run this year. He has a 1.42 WHIP but has a sub 2.50 ERA. That doesn't really jive with what one would expect does it?
I guess that points out how those aren't very good indicators to make conclusions when looking at relievers? For all we know he may suddenly not be able to induce GBs at the same rate as he has for a half season, since that hasn't been his MO for his career. It seems there might be some risk in this transaction that goes along with the hoped reward. Go figure, this move is not a sure thing.