Bartolo Colon putting on display all the reasons why giving long, big money contracts to mid-tier starting pitchers is bad bad bad. I can’t imagine the Angels could give away the 3 years and $37 million left on his contract. How bad has Colon been this year?
Colon’s VORP: 19.7. Ryan Franklin’s VORP: 19.1
In the last 13 innings, the Mariners have 28 hits.
Raul Ibanez is hitting .312 in September. He’s also slugging .376, thanks to only three of those 24 hits going for extra bases. Our cleanup hitter has spent the last month doing a Luis Castillo impersonation.