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Game 125 Open Thread -- August 22, 2009

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Carpenter Correia
2.77 FIP 3.95 FIP

We've got Carp and they've got an offense averaging 3.85 runs per game. Collectively, they're 82 weighted runs below average and have a .308 team wOBA. And we're playing them in a ballpark that depresses offenses. I like our chances.

Another thing I kind of like is Kevin Correia. His K/BB ratio is nearly 2:1 and his FIP hsa been 4.06 or lower 3 of the last 4 years, counting this one. He certainly benefits from pitching in Petco as his career GB% is just 40.5%, though it's over 45% this year. Still, he's not bad for a guy nobody's really heard of. He's going to be about a league average pitcher this year and he's going to make $1.1 M at most this season, depending on hitting 32 starts. He's also under team control for 1 more year and probably won't make more than $3 - $4M in arbitration this winter. So far he's been worth 1.6 WAR which isn't too bad considering we're paying more than $11 M for Lohse and Wellemeyer's COMBINED 0.8 WAR. Twice as good for 10% of the cost. Not too shabby.