hybrid wrote:Tavish wrote:His second half is why he is getting overrated. He did great against two of the worst offenses in the league who were throwing AA hitters out there. Even during his "hot" stretch when he went against decent offensive clubs he had major problems.
I always hear this and you know he only pitched against KC once, TB believe it or not had a fairly good offense ... by no means a AA line up.
TB scored fewer runs than KC last season and only outscored the Mariners. They did not have a fairly good offense. They had a bad offense in a bad park.
Also you never bring up that he had good games against the White Sox, Angels, Red Sox, and Orioles. All of which are very good line ups. His ratio's improved from K/BB to whip even in months were his ERA is high, that for me is more telling on his improvement over the 2nd half then 1 or 2 games at the end of the year.
He had a great game against the White Sox in August. In all the other games you mentioned he was very average. I'm not against Bonderman at all and I think he will improve this season. I'm just not expecting the big breakout season many are and won't pay the going price for the gamble. mid-4 ERA, 8.5 K/9, and a WHIP around 1.25.