thetongueofire wrote:not so quick..
Freddy's home'away splits
IP HR BB K ERA WHIP BAA
58.2 2 53 2.61 1.06 .198
48.1 6 29 3.91 1.37 .278
draw your own conlusions... Safeco is the best pitcher's park in the AL... the M's defense is also amongst the top in the AL... methinks his era and ratios are prolly not gonna improve from now on.
.. therefore my take is if you dont specifically need wins, this'd be an extremely "grand" time to sell high on Freddy. it'd be worth holding on to him if you do need the W's but still consider if someone overvalues him cos of this move.
I agree somewhat w/ what you said cause I made the same point earlier when the trade rumors came up. Though most of that is from just 2 games, against the Angels and Red Sox. 11.2IP 21H 9ER in those 2 starts. It was his 2nd start in a row vs. the halos and that always favors the hitters. The sox can also score against any SP, so to me I think he can stay around the 3.35 area.
It also has to help his mind set knowing he will get runs and not hoping he does get 1 or 2. Thinking and your mind set can go a long ways in how you pitch, which Freddy was clearly frsutrated in Seattle about. Time will tell, but I don't think his era will be as bad as his road era indicates.