Urban Cohorts wrote:lane_anasazi2 wrote:And I'd really, really REALLY like to hear your reason for taking Guerra over Turner.
Because he would have to give up a 14th round pick for a prospect with limited MLB experience. Guerra actually was a decent closer for the LAD and comes at an 18th round pick. Given that Guerra isn't a lock for the closer role, but he will have a shot. And worst case scenario, he becomes the setup man and gets you holds. With so much SP talent on the team, I would rather keep Guerra.Dodgerbluesc wrote:I'm not sold on Kennedy so I would try to shop him.
I disagree completely. In my mind, getting Kennedy as a 15th round pick is solid gold. Kennedy improved in almost every aspect this season. His K/9 increased, his BB/9 dramatically decreased, his GB% went up, he allowed less HRs, and he logged more innings without getting injured. And a "luck stat"- (BABIP) went up from .256 (2010) to .270 (2011), so I don't see his breakout due to luck. His strand rate was also about average. And to top things off, he is going to be 27! Prime years ahead.
The only downside was his record. He obviously has a slim chance of repeating a 21-4 W-L record. But this guy can pitch.
Not much here I disagree with.
Love the breakdown on Kennedy