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Pedantic wrote:Ah, but Oak-town's offense wasn't in such a sorry state before their acquisition of Kendall. I think you're underestimating the effect Kendall could have at the top of the order. Their offense will be better than advertised.
brandnew wrote:Ever heard of Eric Chavez?
And since when has batting average counted? Especially in Oakland!
sappisgod wrote:fantasyfiend wrote:5 innings = win
A's offense has been upgraded considerably.
A's bullpen has been upgraded tremendously.
now, if haren pitches good enough to make it on a "draftable sleeper pitcher" list...how does this equate to marginal win totals; with a large upgrade to an offense that was able to lead the A's to 91 victories a season ago?
and for the record i would hardly call haren a K pitcher anyway...
his minor league K #'s were strong at 8.77 but converting that number to the majors puts him just about where he is now with a career k/9 at 5.69
based off that #, if he averages 5-6 innings over the course of the year, you'll get roughly 3K's/game. (3 being "high" adding in potential/progression)
If we wanted to find some real K sleepers we could do alot better than haren.
Haren is more aptly a "win" sleeper than a "K" sleeper.
Upgraded considerably? No. Seattle considerably upgraded their offense. I like Kendall and Kotsay, but it's not that much of an improvement.
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