Friday, June 19, 2009

Dice-Krap

Another five days goes by and we have another putrid performance by Daisuke Matsuzaka. He just hit the showers after a 5 inning, 6 run outing against the Braves. What a colossal waste of money he is turning out to be. There, I said it. $100 million (including the posting fee) and what has it really gotten the Red Sox? No one has really talked about this.

His career record of 34-19 is deceiving. He's got a career ERA of 4.02 and a WHIP of almost 1.400. His 18-3 record last season was largely fool's gold (I can't believe I just quoted the nasally know-it-all himself, Jason Page). He was propped up a ton by the bullpen last season and got out of a lot of seemingly inescapable jams. Living on the edge like he has is catching up with him in a major way.

I wonder how long it's going to take for Matsuzaka's contract to be on that list of worst free agent signings ever. I can see it up there along side Kevin Brown, Barry Zito, and Mike Hampton.

3 comments:

Dennis said...

Boy, you guys are just a ray of sunshine today.

I just hope the Red Sox or Yankees never actually have bad seasons. The Atlantic seaboard would be awash in murder-suicides...

Dan said...

It's just unfortunate that we're the only ones who actually care about baseball. The rest of the country seems to have a fan base with the passion of something between the fan base of the CT Sun and Hartford Wolfpack.

Joey said...

The reason no one else cares about baseball is because about 70% of the league's teams already know they aren't making the playoffs. As for Dice-K, if you remember, everyone made an offer to sign him.(Yanks, Sox, Mets) Hopefully, he will get back on track and contribute something before the end of the season. Thankfully,, the Sox have enough pitching to survive without Matsuzaka indefinitely.