Prospects/Suspects- Call them what you will. Sometimes you have to take a chance and either trade 1-2 or put 1-2 in the rotation. I still say we will get something out of Hughes this season. I also wonder if Gibson turned the corner. We would not have made the playoffs without his contribution. Are there any free agents we can afford? How much would Fiers cost?
We wouldn't have made the playoffs without his contribution?How do you figure?I mean, technically, everyone who played made a contribution, so in that sense, sure.But his contribution was mostly about stinking up the joint almost the whole season.For as well as he pitched for a month down the stretch, also have to include how he did the rest of the time cause all games count the same duringthe season. There are plenty of pitchers who could have contributed like he did and we still get in.
71 SP in the AL had 150 more IP, he ranked 60th in FIP and WAR. For the ERA lovers, he ranked 64th.He was 85th in WHIP.
He DID manage to get a lot of run support.90 pitchers in baseball had 140 or more IP, he got the most run support: 6.62.Next highest was 6.21 (and that was the NL).The next highest in the AL was Cole Hamels and 6.13.
And he got demoted.
Edited by jimmer, 06 December 2017 - 04:57 PM.