Back on the evening of Halloween 2020, the Pirates declined Chris Archer’s $11 million option for 2021; choosing instead to buyout his contract for $250,000, immediately making him a free agent and seemingly bringing an end to the often criticized trade that sent Tyler Glasnow, Austin Meadows and Shane Baz to the Rays in exchangeContinue reading “Living In The Past: From Archer To Walker”
When I hear general managers from around Major League Baseball talk, I always take much of what they say with a grain of salt; all while trying to read between the lines or concentrating on key words in an attempt to interpret the message they might be trying to convey. Sometimes they give you aContinue reading “Apparently It’s Not All About The Benjamins For Cherington”
One of the biggest decisions this off-season is really what to do with Chris Archer. If they keep him it affects everything from who they non-tender to who winds up in the rotation. So I thought, let’s look at this like a court proceeding and see if you the jury can make a decision based on all the facts.
I wonder if we’ll ever know how long this has been an issue for Chris, and honestly it hardly matters. What this is plainly happens to be the end of any hope this trade would become anything resembling passable.
Both of these players will be back. Period. Now, why do I say that with such authority? Because the Pirates simply can not afford to let either of these gentlemen walk for nothing.
Imagine working on something so hard for months and possibly years, only to have unveiled at a time when no one is paying attention. As most of you probably know by now, I am a pretty big “stats nerd” and spend a lot of my time in the Nerd Cave, compiling and comparing MLB playersContinue reading “xERA:The Lost Metric”