beltrans_boy wrote:ramble2 wrote:There's probably about as varied an opinion on Bonderman here at the Cafe as there is for any player. Some see his ERA from last year (4.89) or or his 3-year average (5.20) and think he's been incredibly overhyped.
Others see a 22 year old kid who was forced to learn the game in the majors instead of the minors, see his 2nd half stats from last year and underlying numbers and see a breakout year.
Just remember that there is a lot of room between Loaiza and Santana for a pitcher to be effective. I think he'll be a very good value this year. I think he'll put up a sub 4 ERA with a good K rate.
As you can see from my signature, I have a cafe bet that Bonderman will end the season with better numbers than Radke.
Who bet against you? I'm not sold on Bonderman yet, but Radke? Jesus...
I made the bet against Mookie4ever. It was part of a thread wondering if Bonderman was overrated based on where he was being selected in drafts. I was offered Bonderman against either Radke or Od. Perez. I think Radke is underrated, but I also think Bonderman will out-perform him this year (or come close).
(In case anyone goes back and reads that whole thread, for the record Bonderman was taken after these pitchers:
but before these pitchers:
In my draft. It's a keeper league, and I took him in the 12th round.)