Sometimes I look at Wandy Rodriguez and think he is just a Hispanic Ron Perlman. That picture is one of those times.
I mean just throw a cut on him and imagine him presiding over the next SAMCRO meeting.
Does anyone still watch Sons of Anarchy?
Seriously. After the whole cartel is actually the CIA crap I think they may have jumped the shark. Or maybe it was when SAMCRO took Northern Ireland. Is it always blue in Northern Ireland? A constant haze? I don’t know for sure. I do know this isn’t about Sons of Anarchy and Clay Morrow, it’s about our short little lefty.
Wandy makes the team!!!! I mean that’s what this is all about. Who makes the team and who doesn’t. Well Wandy obviously does. He’s too good, too expensive, and makes too many interesting faces to not make the team.
Plus he is extraordinarily consistent. What you get with Wandy is a workhorse. A guy that’s going to give you close to 200 innings a year and 30+ starts. Couple that with a consistent 3.76 or less ERA over the past five seasons and you got yourself a solid, inning eating, number two pitcher.
I liked the Wandy trade when it went down and that hasn’t changed. There are some concerning numbers, like his drop in strikeouts, but his WHIP is still acceptable, and the guy knows how to pitch. .
|HOU (8 yrs)||80||84||4.04||227||1306.2||1.339||8.9||1.0||3.1||7.5||2.41|
|PIT (1 yr)||5||4||3.72||13||75.0||1.267||8.5||1.0||2.9||6.0||2.08|
He is an above average pitcher, and a good value for the Buccos, who will only pay $8 million of his $13 million this year and only $7.5 million if he sticks around next year.
In fact, it wouldn’t be out of the realm of possibility that he outperforms A.J. Burnett this year.
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