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Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Dodgers - Acquired Garland

Los Angeles Dodgers - Acquired P Jon Garland from the Arizona Diamondbacks for 2B Tony Abreu.

Garland won’t go 5-0 in September or throw a no-hitter in the playoffs or send the Dodger infield back in time to create a time loop that confers de facto immortality upon himself, but he should provide quality depth down the stretch for the team.  The Dodgers still have Haeger and Padilla, but they’re certainly not going to pin their hopes on Haeger until they’ve seen him more and Chugalug Vinny isn’t anything more than a tourniquet.

The Diamondbacks are picking up Garland’s salary and the buyout in the hopes that Abreu’s AAA performance means he’s turned the corner offensively.


2009 ZIPS Projection - Jon Garland
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            W   L   G GS   IP   H   ER   HR   BB   SO   ERA
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Year-to-Date   8   11   27 27 167.7 188   80   18   52   83 4.29
Rest-of-Year   2   2   6   6   35.3   39   18   4   10   19 4.58
——————————————————————————————————————
Total       10   13   33 33 203.0 227   98   22   62 102 4.34

Year-to-date totals include minor-league translations, if applicable.

 

Dan Szymborski Posted: September 01, 2009 at 08:22 PM | 23 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: September 17, 2009 at 01:47 AM (#3324178)
Garland is 2-0 so far. If he gets to 5-0, I'm posting it right here.
   2. 1k5v3L Posted: September 17, 2009 at 02:54 AM (#3324272)
Garland in September (faced the offensively awful Dbacks twice):
3 GS, 19 IP, 13 K, 7 BB, 3 HR, 3.32 ERA, 2 W, 0 L

Buckner (Garland's replacement, faced the Dodgers twice):
3 GS, 19 IP, 16 K, 5 BB, 1 HR, 2.84 ERA, 0 W, 1 L

Clearly the Dbacks traded away a winner
And Euthanasio Abreu is still a Dodger...
   3. Tripon Posted: September 17, 2009 at 02:59 AM (#3324279)
Not that it matters much, but the PTBNL list is probably Abreu, Stults, Leach, Wade, and Schlichting.
   4. Infinite Joost (Voxter) Posted: September 17, 2009 at 03:03 AM (#3324284)
That's a lot of dudes to be named later.

Also, every time I hear about Stults, I think, The Muppet from "Pulp Fiction"?

In other news, Eric Stoltz was originally cast to play Marty McFly. Disaster narrowly averted.
   5. 1k5v3L Posted: September 17, 2009 at 03:05 AM (#3324287)
The way he's been pitching lately, won't be shocked to see Billingsley on that list soon
   6. Tripon Posted: September 17, 2009 at 04:03 AM (#3324362)
Only if the D'backs agree to trade Upton and Haren for Billingsley and agree to pay all of their contracts.
   7. 1k5v3L Posted: September 17, 2009 at 04:46 AM (#3324379)

Only if the D'backs agree to trade Upton and Haren for Billingsley and agree to pay all of their contracts.
Well, Josh Byrnes gave up Garland plus cash for "Bib the Michelin Man" to be named later, so this is plausible.
   8. Dan Szymborski Posted: September 17, 2009 at 04:50 AM (#3324384)
Garland is 2-0 so far. If he gets to 5-0, I'm posting it right here.

At least I didn't say I'd eat my hat or something.
   9. Infinite Joost (Voxter) Posted: September 17, 2009 at 04:52 AM (#3324387)
Wasn't it Neyer who offered to eat his hat if the Mets won 90 games a few years back, and then had to weasel out of it with some BS about pythagorean records because nobody can actually eat a hat?
   10. 1k5v3L Posted: September 17, 2009 at 05:01 AM (#3324398)
Weaseling out of things is what makes humans different from animals... except for the weasel.
   11. Baseball Analyst Posted: September 19, 2009 at 04:25 PM (#3326698)
Byrnes hasn't exactly lived up to expectations, has he.
   12. Voros McCracken of Pinkus Posted: September 20, 2009 at 12:40 AM (#3326934)
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   13. Dr. Vaux Posted: September 20, 2009 at 02:40 AM (#3326982)
He could have managed to choke down a straw hat.
   14. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: September 20, 2009 at 03:13 AM (#3326990)
Wasn't it Neyer who offered to eat his hat if the Mets won 90 games a few years back, and then had to weasel out of it with some BS about pythagorean records because nobody can actually eat a hat?


I doubt Neyer's hat could be any less edible than Werner Herzog's shoe.
   15. Good cripple hitter Posted: September 20, 2009 at 03:22 AM (#3326995)
I read that at Whitey Herzog's shoe, and was deeply confused by the idea that Whitey would have a bet about whether or not the movie Gates of Heaven would be completed.
   16. 1k5v3L Posted: September 20, 2009 at 03:30 AM (#3326998)
Byrnes hasn't exactly lived up to expectations, has he.
Well, he's no Omar Minaya, that's for sure.

The Eric Byrnes extension was the watershed moment in Josh Byrnes's career: until that day, things worked well (I mean, Shawn Green to the Mets? Please, I'll have two of those!); after that day, everything he did turned to crap - including the Dan Haren trade which, as good as Haren has been, is turning out to be a complete disaster. The worst part of the whole situation here, if you are a Dbacks fan, is that I don't think Josh Byrnes really has a plan right now. Or if he does have a plan, it seems to be along the lines of "let's try to luck into another 90 wins season, like we did back in 2007". Hope is not a winning strategy.
   17. Baseball Analyst Posted: September 20, 2009 at 03:42 AM (#3327003)
Omar has pretty much lived up to expectations.
   18. 1k5v3L Posted: September 20, 2009 at 03:50 AM (#3327005)
Well, Omar has certainly lived down to my expectations. And give the man credit, he'd hit rock bottom but keeps digging.
   19. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: September 20, 2009 at 07:17 AM (#3327050)
Wasn't it Neyer who offered to eat his hat if the Mets won 90 games a few years back, and then had to weasel out of it with some BS about pythagorean records because nobody can actually eat a hat?

Apparently, you can eat a hat. Part of it, anyway. And with lots of ketchup.
   20. God Posted: September 20, 2009 at 08:57 AM (#3327066)
Babe Ruth I think was said to have eaten a hat for some reason. They used to be made of straw, so I don't see why you couldn't eat that.
   21. Tripon Posted: September 26, 2009 at 07:35 AM (#3333249)
Garland finally lost a game where he gave up 3 unearned runs. So he won't go 5-0.
   22. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: September 26, 2009 at 09:10 PM (#3333515)
Tripon beat me to it. Garland is now 3-1.
   23. Tripon Posted: October 05, 2009 at 02:10 AM (#3340255)
Garland finishes 3-2, and might not make the post season roster. Its a eh move. Hope the D'backs like Abreu.

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