Re: dempster .do not do it sox.
posted at 12/13/2012 1:39 AM EST
In response to jasko2248's comment:
In response to hill55's comment:
In response to southpaw777's comment:
Why spend that kind of $$$ for a guy like dempster? Just give the job to Morales if your gonna throw $$$ away like that. If your going to waste money this winter on FA pitching, at least sign one of the overpriced guys who have a solid chance of WINNING in Boston.Guys like Dempster, Loshe, Capuano etc., are wastes of time and $$$.
Who is that overpriced guy who has "a soild chance of WINNING in Boston"?
Last season Anibal Sanchez posted a WAR of 2.3 in 19 National League starts before being traded to the American League where Sanchez posted a WAR of 1.4 in 12 starts.
Last season Ryan Dempster posted a WAR of 2.1 in 16 National League starts before being traded to the American League where Dempster posted a WAR of 1.2 in 12 starts.
Sanchez had a combined WAR of 3.8 in 31 starts while Dempster had a combined WAR of 3.3 in 28 starts.
I would not be surprised if Sanchez and Dempster landed correspondingly similar contracts.
Dollars per year will likely be in the same neighborhood. The Sox like Dempster because he'll give them innings and experience in the back of the rotation. He'll be a short term guy, and like the rest of their signings, they don't lose a draft pick, and they all could have value at the trading deadline if they aren't competitive.
The pure hatred for the Dempster on this board is a little strange, especially when you consider all of the love for a guy like McCarthy, who has shoulder issues, he's never won more than 9 games in a season, he's never come close to throwing 200 innings and he hasn't thrown a pitch since he got hit in the face with a line drive, which no one seems to think is a big deal. He may be a risk/reward guy, but there were teams who wouldn't even consider a multi-year deal for this guy....
I hadn't seen this post when I posted mine. Good explanations, Jasko. Thank you. I understand the situation a little more clearly now, but it's not exactly the type of thing that's going to give me a chubby as a fan.