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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Astros - Acquired Wolf

Houston Astros - Acquired P Randy Wolf from the San Diego Padres for P Chad Reineke.

2008 ZiPS Projection - Randy Wolf
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          W   L   G GS   IP   H   ER HR BB SO   ERA
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Year-to-Date   6 10 21 21 119.2 123   63 14 47 105 4.74
Rest-of-Yr?  2   4   9   9   50.0   54   29   8 21 40 5.22
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Total       8 14 30 30 169.2 177   92 22 68 145 4.88
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2009?      6   8 21 21 117.0 121   63 15 48 97 4.85
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Top Comps:  Larry McWilliams, Pete Schourek

Dan Szymborski Posted: July 23, 2008 at 07:00 PM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: July 23, 2008 at 07:38 PM (#2869665)
Is it possible that they made this trade for the sole purpose of pretty much putting one on a tee for Dan? If so, excellent. In any case, great job Dan.
   2. Evil Twin Posted: July 23, 2008 at 08:58 PM (#2869782)
8 home runs allowed seems kind of low for Wolf in that ballpark. Heck, he's just the kind of pitcher that the Brewers are built to take deep multiple times a game.
   3. The Essex Snead Posted: July 23, 2008 at 09:03 PM (#2869795)
8 home runs allowed seems kind of low for Wolf in that ballpark.

Well, you have to remember he might see some time in more pitcher-friendly parks like the Great American or Citizens Bank, or perhaps even a little league field or 10.
   4. Nineto Lezcano needs to get his shit together (CW) Posted: July 24, 2008 at 12:30 AM (#2870270)
I'm really curious to see Reineke's ZiPS projection for this year. Is he really any worse than Randy Wolf?
   5. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: July 24, 2008 at 05:51 AM (#2870930)
I think it's kinda cute that the Astros actually think they're contending enough to trade for Randy Wolf.
   6. Jimbob Posted: July 24, 2008 at 01:55 PM (#2871075)
This move is truthfully to show themselves "doing something" to stop the hemorraging, and more of a move to contend with the other bottom dwellers in the Central (which the Astros clearly have shown they CAN'T by getting raked by the Pirates). All talk of "improving their playoff chances" is nothing more than crackpipe gossip -- just like 'watercooler gossip' -- which can be a lot less intoxicating and addictive.
   7. MM1f Posted: July 28, 2008 at 05:14 AM (#2877506)
Baseball America's Trade Central headline on this trade is pretty great..

"Fifth-place Astros acquire Wolf, Try to defy odds"

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