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10-12-2012, 05:37 PM
Ohio Jones
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Originally Posted by Epictetus View Post
1) How is Haren a number 3 pitcher? If you are basing it off this season, then please explain how a pitcher can go from being a top 15 pitcher in baseball to a number 3 pitcher in one season, in which he had back problems.

2) How is Haren exactly declining, with his 'declining numbers'?
Caught me, I was accepting Woodman's position at face value, as I hadn't looked too closely into the numbers myself. . (Sorry to throw you under the bus there, Woody!).

If Haren wants to stay in LA, it's pretty much moot. But the thought (the hope, really) was that if there was substance to a decline, it might bring him within reach of the Jays as a stabilizing influence to the rest of the staff, who might benefit from watching a real pitcher (as opposed to a thrower) do his thing.

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