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Old 06-27-2012, 10:22 AM   #463
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Originally Posted by TonyR View Post
Turned out better for the Orioles to be sure but I almost wonder if it was something of a fluke. Check out how negative these Baltimore Sun guys were about the trade back when it happened.
To me, this year for Hammel has been a fluke. No way is he really this good. He always had the stuff to be a solid starter, but not the way he is pitching now.

That said, to me, it was ridiculous trading for an older pitcher who isn't an upgrade over Hammel really.

I have always believe what you really need are pitchers with high K rate at Coors Field, and pitchers with low walk rates. Sure, every team needs those, but its more important at Coors to avoid the batter making contact in the field of play since the field is so vast.
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