Jump to content

Darren O'Day's struggles


Three Run Homer

Recommended Posts

Since his return from the DL on June 23 (including the 7th inning of today's game) he has a 6.69 ERA and an 0-2 record in 12.1 IP.  His WHIP and K/BB have been reasonable but he has given up 4 HR.  

Two more years to go on his 4-year, $41 million contract.  He was a great pitcher from the O's from 2012-2015, but that contract looks terrible today (and many people on this site were critical of it at the time).

Link to comment
Share on other sites

16 minutes ago, Three Run Homer said:

Since his return from the DL on June 23 (including the 7th inning of today's game) he has a 6.69 ERA and an 0-2 record in 12.1 IP.  His WHIP and K/BB have been reasonable but he has given up 4 HR.  

Two more years to go on his 4-year, $41 million contract.  He was a great pitcher from the O's from 2012-2015, but that contract looks terrible today (and many people on this site were critical of it at the time).

4 years 31 million not 41 million

Link to comment
Share on other sites

17 minutes ago, Three Run Homer said:

Since his return from the DL on June 23 (including the 7th inning of today's game) he has a 6.69 ERA and an 0-2 record in 12.1 IP.  His WHIP and K/BB have been reasonable but he has given up 4 HR.  

Two more years to go on his 4-year, $41 million contract.  He was a great pitcher from the O's from 2012-2015, but that contract looks terrible today (and many people on this site were critical of it at the time).

Yep, one of the lifetime achievement award contracts

Do they DFA next year with more than a year, more than 15 million left on the contract?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

2 minutes ago, webbrick2010 said:

Yep, one of the lifetime achievement award contracts

Do they DFA next year with more than a year, more than 15 million left on the contract?

Maybe if he pitches to a 10 ERA or something.  They're not doing it at the start of the season.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I'm having a hard time figuring out what's going on with O'Day.   He's still striking out over 11 batters per 9 innings and allowing fewer than 7 hits per 9.     In more than half his appearances, he hasn't allowed a baserunner.    But he's walking more guys and has been a bit more home run prone.   Of the five homers he's allowed, two were three-run bombs and one was a 2-run homer.   That's a big chunk of his ERA.    I don't feel he's been nearly as bad as his ERA suggests, but that may just be sentiment talking.    

Link to comment
Share on other sites

He was almost a National and then the Orioles swooped in and offered him a fourth year. One of the Post reporters said at the time it was because the Orioles did not want O'Day on the Nationals. 

The Nationals lost out on top free agent reliever Darren O’Day, who agreed Sunday to return to the Orioles on a four-year, $31-million deal pending a physical, according to multiple reports. O’Day, one of the best setup men in baseball the past few years, was down to a choice between the Nationals and Orioles. And according to the Baltimore Sun, O’Day was close to agreeing to come to D.C. on Friday, but the Orioles swooped in with an 11th-hour offer of a fourth year despite the Nationals offering more per year.

 

The Nationals weren’t willing to go to four guaranteed years with O’Day, who is 33. Relievers can be volatile given the demands of the job, and under General Manager Mike Rizzo, the Nationals have never given a reliever more than a two-year guaranteed deal. The most the Nationals have doled out to was to Rafael Soriano before the 2013 season: a two-year, $28-million deal that included a vesting option for a third year that was not reached.

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/nationals-journal/wp/2015/12/06/nationals-lose-out-as-darren-oday-heads-back-to-orioles/?utm_term=.0f8b2c17401f

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

×
×
  • Create New...