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o I think it’s pretty cool that Max Scherzer is now 10-0, the first pitcher to win his first 10 decisions to begin a season since Roger Clemens started 11-0 for the Blue Jays in 1997.
The only real loser in the deal is Arizona.
And I shouldn't gloss over the fact that Grandy has been very good in pinstripes. The only real loser in the deal is Arizona.
Nice staff in Detroit.
Scherzer 10-0 136 ERA+ 24-116 BB-SO ratio in 96 1/3 IP.
Anibal Sanchez 6-5 152 ERA+ 23-101 BB-SO ratio in 81 2/3 IP
Doug Fister 6-4 131 ERA+ 14-76 BB-SO ratio in 92 2/3 IP
Verlander 8-4 123 ERA+ 28-101 BB-SO ratio in 87 IP
then a big drop to
All 5 though have great BB-SO ratios and when your #5 guy has a 96 ERA+ you know you're in good shape.
All 5 though have great BB-SO ratios and when your #5 guy has a 96 ERA+ you know you're in good shape. Then #6 guy Jose Alvarez had 1 start and went 6 IP 1 R 1 BB 7 SO. Dang is that a nice rotation. The staff as a whole has 2.6 BB/9 vs 9.6 K/9...numbers other teams can only dream of I'd think.
KT seems to be evaluating this trade as "Scherzer and Schlereth for E. Jackson and Ian Kennedy," which is inaccurate. If you look at the total package each team received in the deal, Detroit clearly won, because they were the only team to get two major contributors out of it, while also shedding salary.
So, essentially, we have the following. WAR numbers in parentheses are since the trade. It's a bit complex to unpack since Edwin Jackson was flipped by the Diamondbacks in 2010 for Hudson and Holmberg (still in the minors) (I've combined their WAR below), but I think we have:
Yankees give Kennedy (9), AJackson (14), and Coke (1); receive Granderson (12). Net result: Minus 12.
Diamondbacks give Scherzer (6) and Schlereth (0); receive EJackson (0+4+Holmberg) and Kennedy (9). Net result: Plus 7 and they have Holmberg in the minors.
Tigers give Granderson (12), EJackson (0+4+Holmberg); receive AJackson (14), Scherzer (6), Coke (1), and Schlereth (0). Net result: Plus 5, but no longer have Holmberg.
Of course, I haven't evaluated salaries/contract situations above, which is an integral part. But just going by WAR, the Diamondbacks made out the best, followed by the Tigers.
The Yankees got hosed, actually, giving up two good young players at reduced salaries (Kennedy and Austin Jackson) for an older, more expensive player (Granderson). People don't realize this because Granderson has played well and people seem to have forgotten that Austin Jackson was included in the Kennedy deal.
And Scherzer's problem going forward is that 6 hits/9 is not sustainable for him either. With a more normal H/9 he's back to his more normal 100-110 ERA+.
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