Tuesday, September 01, 2009
There must have been a shit storm in the Western United states as the entire NL West seems to have scooped up the garbage of everybody else. Within 24 hours the Colorado Rockies, San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers all picked up a 5th starter that was completely unwanted by their respective teams. And well for the most part, all three are pretty bad.
Jon Garland to the Los Angeles Dodgers - Jon Garland looks like the best of the signings because his ERA isn't in the mid 5s. But let's take that with a mild grain of salt as he does pitch in the NL West in comparison to the AL where his counterparts pitch. Last year in a full season in the AL Garland posted a 4.90 ERA so he's really only mildly better than the other two.
Brad Penny to the San Fransisco Giants - Penny's stats this year in interleague play is solid! The rest of his stats are bad, very bad especially the stats coming after the All Star Break. Since the break Penny has posted 7.82 ERA and a .323 BAA. He's not getting outs, but I'm sure things are going to turn around in the Bay Area.
Jose Contreras to the Colorado Rockies - And this one just kind of makes me chuckle. Someone seriously wanted Contreras? He hasn't been good since the White Sox World Series run in 2005. But the Rockies are getting him while he's hot right? Um not unless you consider 1-3 with a 7.66 ERA and a 1.78 WHIP in August hot.
So get ready NL West leaders, you've gotten yourself three fine vomit inducing pitchers. YAY!