Re: Trade for RA Dickey?
posted at 12/14/2012 11:46 PM EST
In response to EnchiladaT's comment:
In response to notin's comment:
If Dickey can be had for Lavarnway and Bradley it is worth considering. Bradley is a tough loss but he is still justa prospect. The Sox still have Kalish and would also have a very mmovable Doubront.
Dickeid the closest thing to an ace that is available.
Pardon my typing. This was the fisrt of two posts sent from the Samsung Galaxy. Not easy to type on a keybaord the size of a postage stamp. also, if I say something I decide is ambiguous and not representative of my opinion - to heck with it. I am NOT editing messages on that thing!
If you are questioning my inclusion of Dickey as an ace, well, he is. I asked for some criteria of an "ace" on another thread. alibiike answered that an ace is the following:
ERA under 3.
WHIP around 1.00
Goes over 200IP.
Gives you 7 innings per start.
I did not know what WHIP around 1.00 meant, so I assumed 1.1 and ran some numbers over the past 3 seasons. The only aces in MLB were Lee, Halladay and Verlander. I had to open the WHIP up to 1.15 to squeeze Felix Hernandez in, because no definition of an ace should exclude Felix Hernandez.
Four aces (with a combined 0 World Series rings) seemed a tad small to me.
So I decided that since no one goes 7 IP every outing, 7IP/start should at least mean "averages 6.67 IP or more. With that, the following pitchers are also "aces" - Cain, Hamels, Weaver, Price, Kershaw and DICKEY.
And this is all according to Alibiike, of course, as he was the only one who was willing to define an ace in a useful manner...