How to Choose
So a question came up on Monday’s show about who to trade Bronson Arroyo or Jason Marquis. I knew in 05′ so far these guys were extremely close in wins, ERA and WHIP, but wasnt sure about K’s. I looked it up and Marquis had 5 W’s to Arroyo’s 4, Marquis ERA and WHIP are 3.17 and 1.02 to Arroyo’s 3.21 and 1.07. Pretty **** close huh? So what’s the deciding factor, it has to be K’s. Let’s take a peek. In 54 innings Marquis has 32 K’s. Arroyo in 54 has 31. We are still stuck so now what? Ok, how about chances of success. They are both on the defending league champions! So I finally whittled it down and came to this conclusion. Even though I think Arroyo will make close to 30 starts because of the question marks surrounding Wells, Miller and Schilling and the fact he’s been outstanding so far I’d still rather have Marquis. Marquis is locked in at #3 in the rotation at worst. Arroyo is currently the 3 but could move down and if he moves down to 5 at some point he might miss some starts due to rain etc.. so finally if we are going to base the decision on K’s because the rest is so even can’t we assume that Marquis will win out because he’ll pitch more innings? We’ll find out.
On the offensive side when all things are equal choose the lefty!!!!!!!!