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Postby recmccl » Wed Mar 31, 2004 11:36 am

I'm seeing and hearing about J. Garland. Is he that good? Better than Jerome Williams? Worth adding?

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Postby JoseCanYouSee » Wed Mar 31, 2004 11:39 am

Well, he seems to be mentioned every year as a sleeper because he's got good stuff........but I don't know. Better than Jerome Williams..........NO!
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Postby MashinSpuds » Wed Mar 31, 2004 11:59 am

Might be better than Jerome by default if Jerome gets sent down due to his sucky spring. Garland had a great stretch last year (then promptly tapered off) so he's someone to watch. If you've got room pick him up... probably couldn't be much worse than Williams.
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Postby jbones733 » Wed Mar 31, 2004 2:24 pm

Yeah dude, I dont know what all the hype about J Williams is. Ive being saying from the get go, hes not that good. & now hes going to the minors cause he stunk it up in spring trainging

Garland is J williamsw 3 more years experience. He is oozng w confidence & has been lights out all spring

He is MUCH better than J Williams
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Postby jonnyblack » Wed Mar 31, 2004 2:25 pm

Garland has been ripping it up this spring. Or has he?

His career ERA is 4.60 campared to a nice 2.38 this spring.

He has a career k/9 of around 5. It is closer to 4 this spring.

His career BAA is .267 compared to .262 this spring.

His career WHIP is is a nasty 1.46, and not as nasty, but not good either, 1.30 this spring.

So aside from the lower ERA, which is more of a situational stat, his other numbers this spring are nearly identical to his career numbers, which aren't very good. Of course, we shouldnt put too much weight in Spring stats, but the fact that Garland is supposedly tearing it up, yet putting up numbers similar to his undesirable career numbers, leads me to beleive that he will have little value this year. His win numbers could be decent, but he has a questionable defense behind him, and a bull pen that leaves much to be desired. I'd keep an eye on him, but he's not going to win any Cy Youngs anytime soon
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