Re: Three moves BenC makes before camp breaks...
posted at 3/17/2012 1:19 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Three moves BenC makes before camp breaks...
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Three moves BenC makes before camp breaks... : Have to disagree Drewski, Floyd career averages don't dictate being a "solid #3 starter" on a good club. Gavin had one good year, other than that his record is below the 500 mark at 41 and 43 "much like Garza" but with a career 4.52 ERA and much less consistency year to year than Matt. I see Floyd being another version of Lackey in the AL East. I consider Matt to be a solid number three pitcher who could handle the pressure better. Matts career ERA of around 4 and 1.2 WHIP speaks for itself when you look at the competition hes faced over the years. Gavins 1.16 WHIP last season doesn't tell the whole story.
Posted by craze4sox[/QUOTE]
The career ERA is misleading because Gavin was called up far too soon and struggled before he turned 24.
From 2008-2010; however, Floyd had an ERA of 3.8, 4.1, 4.1. For the American league, that is a very solid #3 pitcher, especially when you factor in the durability. Regarding last year, he got off to a rough start; however, for the entire second have of the season, his ERA was 4.0 (right in line with what you would expect).
Really dont know how you can call the guy inconsistent. His ERA is going to be 4.0 next year like it almost always is. That's a very solid #3 pitcher in the AL. Felix Dubront's ERA was 4.2 in AAA last year.
Dont know why we are talking about Garza all of a sudden, but since you brought it up, I agree that Garza is better (he's a borderline #1). IMO, when pitchers have great K rates and so-so ERA's, that usually winds up being a) bad defense or b) bad luck. Garza is a borderline #1 (look at the K/9). I'm expecting 200 K's and a 3.3 ERA this year. But I thought the debate was would you trade Dubie for Gavin, and my point was that would be a STEAL for the Sox.