One is a 6'4" 240lb hulking flame throwing RH Closer...
The other is a 5'5" 160lb soft tossing LH middle reliever whos fast ball is slower than Corderos Change up...
So what do they have in common?
2.20 ERA 49 Games 26 Saves 49.0 Inn 39 H 2 HR 0 HB 20 BB 40 K
2.74 ERA 55 Games 49.1 Inn 53 H 4 HR 1 HB 20 BB 40 K
Same innings same BB and K rate. Suprised the hell outta me.
Herrera GB rate is much better as well. 1.78 vs 1.08. So who has better value? $400k vs $12 Mil and the fact Herrera can pitch in non save situations without imploding you'd have to say Danny... So what makes RZers think keeping Cordero at 12 Mil is worth it?
I think we as fans and RZers in particular get to hung up on the fact of a pitcher with big arm. Herrera is a prime example on the value of knowing how to pitch vs thowing the ball past someone to suceed. So when we get guys like Leake thru the draft and Wood who we develop who aren't big arms that people right off so quickly, keep in mind the old saying it isn't always how hard you throw the ball but where you throw it.