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Indians Designated Derek Lowe For Assignment


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Indians Designated Derek Lowe For Assignment http://bit.ly/RaI5iT #mlb

Worth a look.

He's got an ERA of 5.52, his WHIP is the highest of his career (1.689), and he's gotten thrashed in his last 3 outings. In fact, the last really good start that he had was on June 1st ..... 11 starts ago. He's not worth a look. Are we going to get a new thread for every crappy player that gets released ? For somebody that is so critical of Peter Angelos for being a lousy owner, you sure have pretty low standards yourself on how to improve the team.

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Absolutely worth a look. FIP of 4.48 and a fWAR of 1.1 on the year. Compare this to Tommy Hunter's 5.68 and -.2 fWAR, and Gonzo's 5.69 -.2 fWAR.

I mean, he's no Jake Arrieta, with a 4.04 FIP and a 1.5 fWAR, but he could help hold things together.

This just shows you how worthless stats can be. Arrieta who EARNED a trip to the minors has better #'s then Gonzo. You can't take one or two stats and make a rational decision about a player. There is so much more to it.

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I'm interested. Looking at his game logs, he has thrown 12 quality starts in 21 tries and has failed to go five innings only four times. He has been really hammered six times (22 IP, 42 ER) but the rest of the time he's been pretty good (97 IP, 31 ER). Frankly, at this point I'd take a starter who gives you a good start two out of every three times and gets crushed the other time. He still competes better than some of our guys.

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Give him the same deal as Moyer. 3 starts in Norfolk and if we like what we see, we bring him up.

What on earth do we possibly have to lose from that situation? Considering Tommy freaking Hunter and Kevin Gregg are both currently on our 25 man roster, we have plenty of room should he show us something.

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I think that based on what we are getting from some of the young guys, he would be worth a flier as no worse than the long guy that we seem to need. This is a cut Gregg scenario IMO. No point keeping Gregg around if he is not going to help this team IMO.

Ha you just beat me to it. Was saying pretty much the exact same thing about Gregg. Make Hunter the longman and cut Gregg and let Lowe be the 5th starter. Why not?

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Ha you just beat me to it. Was saying pretty much the exact same thing about Gregg. Make Hunter the longman and cut Gregg and let Lowe be the 5th starter. Why not?

I am beginning to believe that Kevin Gregg is un-cuttable. I haven't decided if he has performed some sort of advanced voodoo or hynosis on the people in the front office, or if he has secret pictures of Peter Angelos in a ballgown doing the lambada with Jerry Sandusky.

But it has to be something.

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He's got an ERA of 5.52, his WHIP is the highest of his career (1.689), and he's gotten thrashed in his last 3 outings. In fact, the last really good start that he had was on June 1st ..... 11 starts ago. He's not worth a look. Are we going to get a new thread for every crappy player that gets released ?[/I] For somebody that is so critical of Peter Angelos for being a lousy owner, you sure have pretty low standards yourself on how to improve the team.

Are you going to keep using different font sizes and alternate colors for every line-up thread you do??

If someone gets DFA'd, of course people are going to ask if he is worth a look. Other people may have different opinions of the player that is being discussed. Dont be a D-bag and ask if were going to start a thread about every player. Chances are there is going to be a thread.

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I'm interested. Looking at his game logs, he has thrown 12 quality starts in 21 tries and has failed to go five innings only four times. He has been really hammered six times (22 IP, 42 ER) but the rest of the time he's been pretty good (97 IP, 31 ER). Frankly, at this point I'd take a starter who gives you a good start two out of every three times and gets crushed the other time. He still competes better than some of our guys.

8 of those starts came before June 2. All 4 in the last 2 months have been of the 3 R in 6 IP variety (except one 6 2/3 outing). He's given up 21 runs in his last 11 1/3 IP. Also, hes been worth -2.2 rWAR the last 2 years. I'd rather take our chances with what we've got.

Also, he's missing no bats. 41 K & 45 BB in 119 IP.

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