Yoda wrote:Do you honestly think that a Pedro owner who has been holding him on the DL for two months would be willing to sell him low after his first start?
It's been 2 starts and he's put up unexceptional numbers in both of them. But if you dig deeper, I think there's a lot more potential.
My point is, you could approach the owner and say, "Wow, Pedro had like a 5.something ERA and 1.5+ WHIP and he was pitching against SF and SD...that sucks." And then maybe get Pedro as a throw-in on another larger trade, or maybe swap him for a less important offensive bench player.
My 3.00 ERA and 1.10 WHIP prediction was pretty ambitious, but remember that in 05 Pedro was only throwing 86-90 mph and was around 2.8 ERA and 1.00 WHIP. If his stuff has not declined from that point, then there's no reason he can't do more of the same. His 06 numbers only look so bad b/c, after 2 or 3 solid months to start the season, he got injured and did horribly in the second half.