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shortsavage wrote:Madison wrote:
I happen to think that Tomko was a terrible move. Let's take a look at him.
Career: 1042.2 innings with a 4.62 era and a 1.36 whip. That's pretty terrible. Maybe he's gotten better the last couple of years? Nope.
'03---202.2 innings, 5.28 era, 1.52 whip.
'02---204.1 innings, 4.49 era, 1.33 whip.
He had an era of 3.43 in 126 innings as a rookie in '97. Other than that year, his lowest era ever in his career was 4.44 in 210.2 innings in '98.
Not sure at all why people seem to think that signing him was a good move.
I am with TownDrunk here too. When you crunch the numbers and look at the price tag, the Tomko deal was not a bad move at all.
Tomko may flop like Homer Simpson tripping off the high dive, but the Giants didn't exactly throw the franchise tag on him . And Rags and the rich dimensions of SCB could turn Tomko's pitching ability into a rags to riches-like story.
I think you are just biased against Tomko Madison.
TownDrunk wrote:After the All Star break, Tomko went 8-3 and lowered his ERA a point after a horrendous first half. Righetti is one of the most underrated pitching coaches in the majors, I believe. Tomko has always showed potential to be a solid pitcher; he just needs to learn how to pitch inside. With Righetti as his coach, hopefully he’ll teach him to throw inside more. If he does, he will be a pleasant surprise this year. Pitching in Pac Bell doesn’t hurt either.
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