slomo007 wrote: saxeT1979 wrote:
Patterson stats from 2004
GS 19 W 4 L 7 IP 98.1 ERA 5.03 WHIP 1.48
Those are impressive!!!
Don't make me pull up Ben Sheets' 2003 stats.
Or Oliver Perez's, for that matter. It's possible that Patterson will fade, but it's also possible that he'll put up a nice season. He could easily end up more valuable than Furcal this season. Certainly, he's not proven, but that doesn't mean he won't have a good season. Obviously, it's not a guarantee, but I definitely don't think this trade should be vetoed. Patterson's start this year has earned him some value, and regardless of how much you value him personally, I think that this value can't be ignored when judging the fairness of a trade.