Re: Farrell and Nieves magic?
posted at 4/20/2013 5:31 PM EDT
In response to southpaw777's comment:
In response to Hetchinspete's comment:
In response to Ice-Cream's comment:
Boston's pitching has been amazing.
Bailey's great performance so far this year makes me feel better about our trade with Oakland (for Reddick) last year. LOL
You know as well as I do trades are a crap shoot. Just because a player does well with one team is no guarantee of continued success with another. Josh Reddick had a good year last year but possibly over rated. His power numbers were good with 30+home runs and 85rbis, but his overall numbers are just fair. .305 OBP with 151 strikeouts and only 55 Walks speaks to very little patience at the plate.
As for Dempster please look at his career stats. He has not been a good pitcher his entire career. Like any pitcher he has had his ups and downs. Over all he has been a very reliable pitcher but he has also had his off seasons. Hopefully his recent success going back through his recent year in Chicago then Texas will continue. He is a good addition to this staff capable of winning 12-15 games and giving a solid 200+ innings.
not sure if this was meant for IceCream since you responded to his comment...I think.
As far as my opinion of the Bailey/reddick deal...Both teams had a need. The Sox had a few LHH OF'ers at the time of the trade and reddick was expendable. The A's didnt want to pay bailey his arb $$. Both got what they wanted/needed.
Dempster, IMO, is a better than average pitcher who will give you about 200IP every year, 150-200 K's, is a smart pitcher, Good leader and a good fit for this team as constructed. I dont expect TOTR results, but if he can give us 12+ wins about 200IP and an ERA around 4ish, Id be good with that.
I was replying to you but probably clicked on Ice Cream comment in one of my senior moments. Couldn't agree more about the Reddick/Bailey trade but it's funny in hindsight how some look back at Reddicks year and think the trade favored Oakland. Sure it did last year but they seem to forget Reddick wasn't exactly hitting the cover off the ball and Bailey was a need when the trade was made. Hindsight is a lovely thing for all too many.
As for Dumpster as Softy calls him I was just pointing out that Dempster has had his ups and downs during his career as just about most any pitcher with his longevity in MLB baseball will have, but over all I was in favor of the trade.