Detroit picking Porcello over Smyly? Really Tigers?
I realize Porcello is only 24, but he's had three seasons of suckful ERA/WHIPs: 4.92/1.39, 4.75/1.41, 4.59/1.53.
Last year he was horrendous (by my measuring), 5.46 K/9 (vomit), 3.62 XBH/9 (163rd!!!), 2.25 BB/9 (surprisingly elite)
It doesn't matter if you have good BB/9, when people are smashing doubles off you at will and you can't strike them out.
Now I'm not saying that Smyly is Kershaw, but his rookie season was excellent in patches. Taking on NYY and TEX back to back and dominating them is a real green light for me.
Seems like Detroit are going with the "name", and ignoring a superior player. My guess is Porcello will not be a starter (or possibly a Tiger) June 1.
Now that I've got that off my chest
, which head-to head race are you upset about?