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Postby Dusk2k2 » Fri Apr 29, 2005 2:13 am

I think Redman could be a Jaret Wright, Jake Westbrook type this year. One of those pitchers that really doesn't do anything spectacular, but could help you greatly. What do you guys think?

I think something like 14 wins, mid 3 ERA, and a 1.20 whip with 150 strikeouts is a possibility.
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Postby SaintsOfTheDiamond » Fri Apr 29, 2005 2:18 am

I know it's not a very big sample size, but his one year in the NL he put up great numbers. I think 14-15 wins from this PIT team is a little ambitious, and while a line something like that of '03 wouldn't surprise me, I wouldn't be counting on it. :-o Could be a great flier pick up, but that's about all for now IMO.
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Postby davidmarver » Fri Apr 29, 2005 2:18 am

A Pirates pitcher...14 wins? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

The other numbers I guess I can see if he performs well, but 14 wins from a Pirates pitcher is laughable. Johnson only won 16 for the DBacks last year and he pitched real well.
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Postby Laean » Fri Apr 29, 2005 2:44 am

i have redman and was thinking the same thing, until i checked his april stats.

the past 2 years his april ERA was in the 2.00s. he ended the seasons over 4.00 and 3.50 respectively.

3.50-4.00 ERA from your 5th starter isn't bad, but then i checked his splits the other years, and he's had a bunch of months where he'd have ERA in the 2.00s, but then have months where he'd get 5.00-6.00 ERA and end the season inevitably in the 4.00s.

the one year he had a sub 4.00 era was when he pitched in the NL, so i guess he could do it again. but i think even in a good year, 3.50-4.00 ERA seems like the most you can expect out of him.

and 14 Ws pitching for the pirates ....
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Postby thehat » Fri Apr 29, 2005 4:10 am

I'll have to join in with those who feel your Redman projections are on the high side. I can't see more than 10-12 wins max on this team, and 150 K's is too high. But he's not a WHIP/ERA killer is healthy, so I'll agree there are worse options out there for deep leaguers in need of a spot starter.
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