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The flip side of King Felix winning the Cy Young

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by TheSportsPredictor, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Ross Ohlendorf should thank the Internet geeks:

  2. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    I'd take him on my team in a nanosecond. The money is a bargain in this day and age.
  3. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Sure, Dick. Tell us the bright side of a 1-11 pitcher being worth $2 mill.
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  4. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    Is a 4.04 ERA that bad these days?
  5. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    He's not a "1-11 pitcher."

    He basically had the same season he did the year before.

    He was 1-9 with a 3.48 ERA when his team scored 0-2 runs. That was in 13 of his 21 starts. That is unreal.
  6. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    I like hockey's walk-away rule -- if a team doesn't like the arbitration award, it can reject it and the player becomes a free agent.
  7. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    The Pirates thought he was worth $1.4 mil. That was their offer.
  8. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    The guy pitched 108 innings in 21 starts, barely over 5 IP per start. Less than 2-1 K/BB ratio (79/44). 1.385 WHIP.
    $1.4 mill was too high
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  9. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    I'm printing and keeping this post, just to prove it really happened :)
  10. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    Seems to me a 4 ERA is bad any day. Especially in the NL.

    Do that 30-40 years ago and your next contract was for selling used Cutlasses and Monte Carlos.
  11. Mark McGwire

    Mark McGwire Member

    But it isn't 30 or 40 years ago.

    The NL league average ERA was 4.02 last season.
  12. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    What is the league average? This is not 30 to 40 years ago
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