just like the good old days

al reminds me at 2:00 that it\’s my gambit.


so let\’s do an easy one: this. ramon\’s career stats? clicky-clicky.

i was really liking this signing until i saw that the pitcher with the most comparable stats was james \”huge head\” baldwin. oh well– it still seems like a better idea than rolling with baker or garza or perkins in the rotation. it might be nicer for the young guns to get a little more seasoning in the bullpen. ortiz averaged nearly 15 wins a season between 2001 and 2004, and sported an ERA of 3.77 in 2002, the year the angels beat out the twins in the ALCS.

it\’s not a huge financial commitment, either: a one-year deal for $3.1 million (which, unfortunately, is akin to minimum wage for veterans in the majors.)

this transaction gets an official: meh– okay.







3 responses to “just like the good old days”

  1. alex Avatar

    I would prefer to hope that either Ortiz or Ponson wash out. I’d rather see the rotation as: Santana, Ortiz/Ponson, Bonser, and two of Silva/Garza/Baker/Perkins. But hey, that’s just me. I don’t like to see teams constantly re-using the same old crap pitchers rather than giving their kids a chance. Just look at how the Reds just re-signed Kyle Lohse and you’ll see what I mean.

  2. anderswa Avatar

    oh, yeah– i’m just going on the assumption that ortiz or fatt ponson will go down in flames by june. i’d be happy to see one of the “kids” (garza/baker/perkins) in the rotation by early summer; it might be nice, though, to let them ease into the role vs. needing to perform in april.

  3. alex Avatar

    I suppose I can see the logic in what you say, but I’ve got visions of Kyle Lohse dancing in my head…

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