Today’s news, tightly edited

DMZ · November 14, 2006 at 10:02 am · Filed Under Mariners 

$42m Red Sox bid wins Matsuzaka posting (link)
Verlander wins AL RoY, Johjima places fourth
NL RoY announced
Teams flatter Meche
Karim Garcia courted by M’s, others
Webb wins NL Cy Young
M’s sign scrubs

(end tight editing)

That Rosenthal piece is ridiculous.

Meche, 55-44 lifetime with a 4.65 ERA, is similar to what A.J. Burnett was last off-season, a 28-year-old with upside.

Baseball-age-wise, that’s not true: Burnett’s 28 was 2005, his FA year, but Meche’s 2006 was only 27. But whatever. He’s also similar to Burnett in that he is human and a pitcher. Other than that, though, no.

AJ Burnett’s 2005: 12-12, 209 IP, 12 HR, 79 BB, 198 K
Meche’s 2006: 11-8, 186 IP, 24 HR, 84 BB, 156 K

So really, even in top-line rate stats, Meche is substantially worse than Burnett. I don’t know where this “Meche is good” or “has upside” (upside, btw– argh) comes from.

Also: Karim Garcia. Is Garcia this year’s Carl Everett?


104 Responses to “Today’s news, tightly edited”

  1. gwangung on November 14th, 2006 5:46 pm


    Methinks the definition of “costs too much money” will have to be redone after this year…

  2. DMZ on November 14th, 2006 5:52 pm

    He’s got his own post now.

  3. David J. Corcoran I on November 14th, 2006 5:53 pm

    $52 million. That’s almost too much money.

  4. msb on November 14th, 2006 6:00 pm

    #88–I can say I have read in more than one place about this “kickback” plan for Seibu, which supposedly kinda sorta maybe happened with Ichiro and the M’s, too.

    something I had never heard until this year when one of the NY papers (talking about the Yanks potential bid) said there’d been a rumor that the Ms only paid $4M of the $13. As it was the Start Ledger, noted for their, um, accuracy … I took it with a grain of salt.

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