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pitching (and/or posting) market, from the inability to find a fifth starter last year to the likes of John Smoltz , Brad Penny , Daisuke Matsuzaka , the first three years of John Lackey's deal. Dempster, early in his Red Sox tenure, has been
well in recent years when dipping their toes into the free-agent market for starting pitchers. Lackey, Aaron Cook , Brad Penny , John Smoltz , Bartolo Colon , Matt Clement . . . It’s a long list of failures. The Sox have a pitcher who represents a known quantity
recalled the treatment former teammate Brad Penny received as a young pitcher from former ..... He would go to the media every time Penny would pitch and he would be like ‘He was ..... was. I think it just started with Penny having a bad outing or something like
Coco Crisp 2006-07: Signed J.D. Drew, Julio Lugo ; acquired Daisuke Matsuzaka 2008-09: Signed John Smoltz , Brad Penny 2009-10: Signed John Lackey , Adrian Beltre , Mike Cameron 2010-11: Traded for Adrian Gonzalez ; signed Carl Crawford, Bobby Jenks Not all of those deals worked out -- in fact, plenty of them didn’t -- but virtually every
immensely impactful seasons and careers. Failed bets included Wade Miller (2005), Wily Mo Pena (2006), John Smoltz and Brad Penny (2009), Jeremy Hermida (2010), and a long line of players that ingloriously and forgettably marched their way out of Boston. The idea is that the Sox regularly
average) Mike Leake, Reds (2 outstanding, 21 average) Brad Penny (now trying to catch on in Japan) tied for the league lead ..... 48.0% – Tyler Chatwood, Angels 37.5% – Brad Penny , Tigers 36.4% – Trevor Cahill, A’s 34.5% – Charlie Morton, Pirates As a team, the Red Sox had 35 “clunker” starts
was Cliff Lee (+0.73), followed by Roy Halladay (+0.72), and Clayton Kershaw (+0.64). The worst were Brad Penny (+0.07) and Tyler Chatwood (+0.08). The top hitters were Jose Bautista (-0.14), Miguel Cabrera (-0.09), and Lance Berkman (-0.07), while the worst were Miguel Olivo (+0.69), Alex Gonzalez (+0.66), and Yuniesky Betancourt (+0.58). Unfortunately, there are about five days from the season missing from the database, so the figures are not absolutely, 100 percent accurate. But they are close. Here are a few nuggets from the pitch f/x database last year: * – Among the 82 hitters who saw at least 75 sliders from left-handed pitchers last season, the Red
the Sox have also seen pitchers returning from injury flop. Notable recent instances from the 2009 season include Brad Penny and John Smoltz , both of whom were signed to significant fanfare and returned to health but had poor results that resulted in their being
starters.” A couple years ago, the Sox invested in multiple veteran buy-low options coming off of injuries, signing Brad Penny and John Smoltz to one-year deals. Both returned to health, but nonetheless flopped in Boston; both, ultimately, were
Wakefield has gone 0-2 with two no-decisions in those four games. To put that run in context, no Red Sox starter since Brad Penny in 2009 has been winless in four straight games in which he allowed four or fewer earned runs and pitched at least six innings