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most charitable interpretation suggests a likely innings decrease of about 25 percent -- though more if one notes that Brandon Webb didn't log a single inning from ages 31-35; Don Drysdale's age 32 campaign was his last; Ken Holtzman, Catfish
fan of this little diddy). 61. The Red Sox do not make a move of any consequence at the trade deadline (although Brandon Webb /Peavy talk is all over the radio for weeks). 62. Mike Lowell will struggle again in 2009 (.266, 14, 64). 63. A return to earth for Cliff Lee. 14-8 with a 3.88 ERA. 64. The other 2008
kick off a MONSTER season for Santana. 22-6, 2.28 ERA and Cy Young number three. 9. Runner-up for the NL Cy? Brandon Webb , who will turn in his usual 230-inning, 18-win season. 10. But Webb will finish the season with the Cubs as part of a deadline deal. 11. The other big name moved at the deadline? Jake Peavy, who will
Series, Lowe has been one of the most dependable pitchers in baseball. He is one of just four hurlers (along with Brandon Webb , Johan Santana and Roy Oswalt) to pitch at least 190 innings with an ERA under 4.00 in each of the last four years. Even
a larger advantage to lefties: +.218 – Jon Lieber +.212 – Bruce Kison +.201 – Kent Tekulve +.196 – Brandon Webb +.191 – Orlando Hernandez +.176 – Vicente Padilla * – Highest career OPS allowed against the Baltimore Orioles (since 1950, minimum 200 Orioles faced): 1.024 – Vicente Padilla .896 – LaTroy Hawkins .888
22 HRs in just 102 games last year) forming a top five that nearly matches the Sox and Yankees. What to watch: Can Brandon Webb give them anything? No question the rotation is the glaring weakness for this team (and no Tommy Hunter for six weeks
Sox’ acquisition of Ramirez. The Rangers had designated Ramirez for assignment after signing free agent pitchers Brandon Webb and Arthur Rhodes. In adding Ramirez, the Sox now have five catchers on their 40-man roster: Jason Varitek , Luis
s hip led to deal's collapse. The Rangers had designated Ramirez for assignment after signing free agent pitchers Brandon Webb and Arthur Rhodes. Ramirez spent the majority of the 2010 season at Triple-A Oklahoma City, hitting .286/.373
The Rangers have designated Clay Rapada and Max Ramirez for assignment to make room for free-agent signees Brandon Webb and Arthur Rhodes . Does Ramirez’ name ring a bell? It should. Ramirez was the player the Red Sox were all set to acquire