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  • Ricky Ricky Jul 12, 2012 1:11 PM Flag

    SP Help - Ervin, Quintana, Pom or Jair?

    Gee out for the season (probably)...who's the better add: Ervin Santana, Quintana Pomeranz, or Jair? (ROS)

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    • Hello, Ricky: I wish I had the answer to that also. We need a replacement SP. From the little research I've done, the problem is this: For SP below the top tier (top 10%), there is often little correlation between how they pitch before the all-star break and after. E.g. Last year Ervin had ERA 4.08 first half and 2.74 second half. Jurrjens had ERA 2.07 first half and 4.47 second half. With these mid and lower level guys, it's just a crap-shoot.
      Good luck. Post what you decide to do.

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      • Wow. Solid response; albeit without an answer. Still appreciated.

        I ended up picking up Pomeranz because of the predicted solid two-starts in the next week. I'm expecting some pretty good outings from him, especially against the Padres. After the week, I'll judge again, but I might add Ervin for a long-term solution in hopes that he finds his rhythm again.


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