stumpak wrote:That's a completely wrong statement. Donnelly has had a higher K rate than Shields last year and every year, by a pretty large margin. He is better across the board--far better ratios, more Ks and a better chance to vulture saves and wins.
A better K rate yes but not more Ks. Last year Donnelly 56 K and Shields 109, 2003 Donnell 79 Ks and Shields 111 K.
So Donnelly does not get you more Ks. Shields does because he pitches more innings.
Also Shields is a much better option to vulture wins than Donnelly. Shields has 18 wins over the last 3 years, Donnelly has 8. Shields will also be a spot starter and may make it into the rotation this year. Shields will have about 5 more wins than Donnelly this year.