As is starting operating procedure in the AL East, the Fraud Swax had to respond to the Yankees' blockbuster moves on Friday night. Honestly, I don't understand it either. Sooner or later this whole "anything you can do, I can do BETTER" routine from them has to stop, but I digress.
What really fries my brain on this one is the fact that the Sawx actually got started on their comeback move BEFORE the Yankees even made their moves. That's right. Almost a whole week in advance. I'm talking, of course, about the masterful steal of a deal that is the Aaron Cook Spring Training invite contract that the Fraud Sawx signed him to on January 8th. That stroke of brilliance is enough to stand on its own merit, but when paired with yesterday's announcement of a Vicente Padilla signing, well it's damn near enough to disrupt the space/time continuum.
I mean, Cook and Padilla! TOGETHER!!! IN THE SAME ROTATION?!?!?!?!?!?!!!!!111!!!! Surely that tips the scales back in Bahhston's favah, right?
- Pineda 2011: 171 IP, 3.74/3.42/3.53, 9.11 K/9
- Kuroda 2011: 202 IP, 3.07/3.78/3.56, 7.17 K/9 (NL)
- Cook 2011: 97 IP, 6.03/4.54/4.37, 4.45 K/9 (NL)
- Padilla 2011: 8.2 IP (all relief), 4.15/2.68/3.40, 9.35 (NL) ((small sample sizes, anyone?))
Well there you go, the numbers tell the whole story. You wanna know what I think? I think the Fraud Sawx "probably" upgraded their rotation for 2012. They'll at least have 5 guys in the rotation now, won't they? That has to be considered an improvement.
P.S- Suck it, Bobby V.
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