Last edited by Highlifeman21; 11-20-2006 at 08:32 PM.
While a number of your points were good, I'll have to disagree with these 2.
855 K's in 1056 innings is an excellent K rate.
A number of his blown saves came in a set up role, when pitchers can only blow saves, not get any. A better reflection is his 8 saves and 15 holds in 29 opportunities.
Not to jump in. But knowing the $ verifies for me that this move sucks.
while pitching the majority of his career in very large pitchers parks during his 16 seasons
ERA < 3 - 3 times(last in 2001)
ERA between 3 and 4 - 5 times
ERA between 4 and 5 - 7 times
career ERA 3.81, a very average releif pitcher who probably has grealty benefited from the HR suppression of his home ballparks
What are you, people? On dope? - Mr Hand
If you look a little deeper at those stats, 11 of his 27 walks were intentional.
16 walks in 68 innings is NOT A TON.
Upon more careful reading of the article I'm not too happy with the signing of the sprightly 39-year-old Stanton. Maybe my hopes were too raised by the one-year, $1 million deal, but that does just seem too much for him. I'm happy to see that Gonzalez's contract is backloaded though; with Griffey's salary gone in the last year of Gonzo's contract that's a smart move and still gives me hope of spending a little more in the nearer future.
There is no such thing as a pitching prospect.
lousy K rate, then you have no credibility with me. I'll just let it go.
You're heralding Stanton for his career K/9. Good for him and his 51st all time ranking. What did he do in 2006? The correct answer, is diddly squat. That 1.43 WHIP he put up last year really impresses me, along with the almost 30 walks in just under 70 IP. Yeah, let's give him the ball at the same rate Narron gave Franklin the ball last year....
But I appreciate you putting words in my mouth when it was really FCB who said you have no idea how to interpret stats.
Please continue to defend this waste of money signing....
1. He can't be trusted to attempt to get some better hitters out, thus the free pass.
2. Why on earth is he in the game if he's just handing out free passes to 1B?
So, if you take the IBB out of the WHIP equation, I think that would bring him down to a 1.26. Still nothing to write home to mom about.