Originally Posted by Tryptamine
Guthrie is a type of pitcher who outperforms his FIP's in most seasons. This is something you need to consider with him, just like you would expecting a lot more for a pitcher who always underperforms FIPs wise(Ervin Santana is another as you mentioned). Guthrie could easily have a era in the high 3s or low to mid 4's and the Royals would be happy with him as the 3-4 starter next year. Also to just assume Odorizzi will be better then Davis let alone Shields is also flawed. Davis was a even better prospect going into the 2010 season. Heck I don't think you can even write off Davis as being better going forward either. I think pitching out of the pen last year might have helped him become a better starter going forward.
Last edited by cubswin25; 12-10-2012 at 02:07 PM.
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