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Gaudin, Pavano: There's hope for bad pitchers

Posted on: August 7, 2009 12:10 pm
 
First, on the same day, the Red Sox signed Paul Byrd (who hadn't pitched all year) and the Yankees signed Russ Ortiz (who pitched poorly enough to get released by the Astros). At least they both signed minor-league contracts.

Then, on Thursday night, the Yankees traded for Chad Gaudin, who hadn't won since June, and has a 5.13 ERA while working in pitcher-friendly Petco Park and in the offensively-challenged National League West.

Today, the Twins traded for Carl Pavano, whose 5.37 ERA ranks 87th among the 90 big-league starters with enough innings to qualify for the ERA lead.

So the answer is yes, it is possible to acquire starting pitching in August.

But we're still saying that Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein was right when he said that "impactful" starting pitching won't be available this month.

Epstein's Red Sox, who have a 5.56 ERA from all starters not named Josh Beckett and Jon Lester, need rotation help. So do the Yankees, who have been starting Sergio Mitre in the fifth spot in the rotation and worry about the innings that Joba Chamberlain will pitch.

So did the Twins.

At least Pavano is 3-0 with a 1.93 ERA in three starts this year against the division-leading Tigers. He beat the Tigers last Sunday, and now could start against them again this weekend in Detroit. The Twins have two more series remaining against the Tigers after this, so maybe Pavano (6-8 with a 6.16 ERA against everyone but Detroit) could have some impact.
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: February 20, 2012 7:38 pm
 

Gaudin, Pavano: There's hope for bad pitchers




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Since: Oct 16, 2007
Posted on: August 7, 2009 9:05 pm
 

Gaudin, Pavano: There's hope for bad pitchers

Any of those teams now are probably wishing they would have ponied up for whatever our idiot GM Ricccardi was asking for Halladay. ( I'm glad we still got Doc) the 'boulevard of broken dreams"is littered with "can't miss" prospects.



Since: Jul 16, 2009
Posted on: August 7, 2009 8:17 pm
 

Gaudin, Pavano: There's hope for bad pitchers

you should be a gm! you seem to have a vast knowledge of the game. gaudin is only 26, you never know. sometimes working w/ the right people things can all of a sudden click



Since: Feb 11, 2009
Posted on: August 7, 2009 12:33 pm
 

Gaudin, Pavano: There's hope for bad pitchers

What can anyone say?  Great deals.... Ok, sure, people are desperate.  Gaudin sucks, but the Padres did not need him.  Sure, sounds insane to say, but true.  They will play the kids. 

Pavano, not needed by Cleveland (same reason as for Padres).  Ortiz, cannot explain that one.  He is as good, not better, than a batting practixe pitcher.  I never understood how he made it this long in baseball.  My fast ball is better and I top at a good 55 to 60 while driving in the car.

Byrd.  That could be the only good pick up.  I do not like Byrd, but he has been good and could help a team that looks like the bottom is about to drop out.  Boston looks done.  I see either Texas or Tampa winning the wildcard (watch Boston overtake the Bankees and win it all).

Wow, I think I shallowed my gum. 


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