Dawgpound 1613 wrote:At $5M for 1 year, I think the Angels overpaid just a little for Byrd. They must be expecting 2002 results.
Wow..that's ironic because that's the exact amount I heard the Braves offered for Milllwood
Millwood - 98-64/3.89 ERA/1134 K in 1367.1 IP/1.25 WHIP 30 y.o.
Byrd - 60-32/4.33 ERA/552 K in 907.1 IP/1.30 WHIP 34 y.o.
Hmmm - if I was going to give $5M to a pitcher, who would I give it to????
And, with the Braves (and Mazzone), he had seasons of 17-8/18-7 and 18-8. As for last year, he was hurt (big negative), but his K/9, HR/9 and K/BB weren't far off from his career numbers. Only his H/IP, which could be explained by the injury, was off. If healthy, he is a MUCH better gamble at $5M than Byrd, IMHO.