Re: Sands rumored in Hanrahan deal
posted at 12/23/2012 11:26 PM EST
In response to ADG's comment:
In response to tom-uk's comment:
In response to Schumpeters-Ghost's comment:
This is a good deal for teh Sox if it goes as described.
We keep iggy and we get a legit closer and we give up a prospect.
The guy had 70+ saves for Pittsburgh in 2 years. We don;t have a legit closer - so this is a smart trade.
Hope it happens as described.
2012 LOB% 89.7 BABIP .225 WAR -0.4
The Sox got him cheap b/c:
he was ranked the 126th out of 136 qualified relievers in WAR
135th out of 136 with 5.43 BB/9
he is a FA after 2013
he has a Hx of control problems BB/9 '07,..'12: 6.7 4.5 4.8 3.4 2.1 5.4
Sox overpaying. Other than 2011, every year his WHIP was over 1.2, which is not good for a closer. Also, his lifetime K/BB ratio is 2.27.
Hes going to be an insurance policy in case Bailey gets hurt again. Hes NOT the closer. That is unless Bailey looks horrible in ST and hanrahan is lights out. Its Baileys job to lose.