A bit of a head scratcher if you ask me. Which one of the following relievers would you think is most vulnerable:
A: 3-0, 2.66 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, 40 IP
B: 0-0, 3.10 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, 29 IP
C: 2-1, 3.40 ERA, 1.56 WHIP, 42 IP
D: 8-2, 3.95 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, 57 IP
E: 0-1, 4.87 ERA, 1.62 WHIP, 44 IP
Obviously Choice E is the one that SHOULD go. Unfortunately he's also the highest paid of the bunch. In case you're wondering, they are as follows:
A: Myers, B: Villone, C: Bruney, D: Vizcaino, E: Farnsworth
Apparently the problem with Myers was that lefties were hitting .301 off of him...but what about the fact that righties were hitting just .184???
The obvious replacements for Myers would be 1. Sean Henn (since he's a lefty) and 2. Joba Chamberlain (since he's frickin awesome). But no -- they go with a 34 year old journeyman instead.
Not sure that I agree with this one...but at least they released Colter "Butter" Bean.