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Birth Date8-22-1976
Height6' 0"
Weight205 lbs
Age41 years, 7 months, 29 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
-0.82014
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
1999 PHI MLB 22 21 121.7 6 9 0 126 67 116 20 .256 96 9.3 5.0 1.5 8.6 34% .308 .279 1.59 5.08 5.55 94 5.72 111.3 0.7
2000 PHI MLB 32 32 206.3 11 9 0 210 83 160 25 .259 98 9.2 3.6 1.1 7.0 43% .302 .259 1.42 4.40 4.36 89 4.48 86.2 3.9
2001 PHI MLB 28 25 163.0 10 11 0 150 51 152 15 .254 95 8.3 2.8 0.8 8.4 41% .296 .252 1.23 3.45 3.70 81 3.51 72.7 4.1
2002 PHI MLB 31 31 210.7 11 9 0 172 63 172 23 .253 96 7.3 2.7 1.0 7.3 45% .253 .230 1.12 3.65 3.20 80 2.82 60.6 6.6
2003 PHI MLB 33 33 200.0 16 10 0 176 78 177 27 .254 95 7.9 3.5 1.2 8.0 42% .265 .253 1.27 4.21 4.23 86 3.26 68.4 5.5
2004 PHI MLB 23 23 136.7 5 8 0 145 36 89 20 .255 99 9.5 2.4 1.3 5.9 37% .287 .261 1.32 4.44 4.28 96 4.13 85.3 2.5
2005 PHI MLB 13 13 80.0 6 4 0 87 26 61 14 .256 100 9.8 2.9 1.6 6.9 37% .305 .277 1.41 4.93 4.39 95 4.25 91.5 1.1
2006 PHI MLB 12 12 56.7 4 0 0 63 33 44 13 .272 95 10.0 5.2 2.1 7.0 39% .296 .310 1.69 6.38 5.56 112 7.49 152.5 -1.0
2007 LAN MLB 18 18 102.7 9 6 0 110 39 94 10 .251 99 9.6 3.4 0.9 8.2 43% .324 .269 1.45 3.92 4.73 93 4.46 92.2 1.5
2008 HOU 0 12 12 70.7 6 2 0 68 24 57 7 .255 101 8.7 3.1 0.9 7.3 41% .292 .253 1.30 3.96 3.57 106 5.08 108.3 0.4
2008 SDN 0 21 21 119.7 6 10 0 123 47 105 14 .254 88 9.3 3.5 1.1 7.9 41% .313 .272 1.42 4.24 4.74 99 4.90 104.6 0.9
2009 LAN MLB 34 34 214.3 11 7 0 178 58 160 24 .259 89 7.5 2.4 1.0 6.7 41% .251 .238 1.10 3.91 3.23 103 3.71 79.5 4.5
2010 MIL MLB 34 34 215.7 13 12 0 213 87 142 29 .260 94 8.9 3.6 1.2 5.9 41% .275 .276 1.39 4.86 4.17 121 5.75 129.9 -1.2
2011 MIL MLB 33 33 212.3 13 10 0 214 66 134 23 .258 103 9.1 2.8 1.0 5.7 40% .286 .262 1.32 4.25 3.69 114 5.26 122.2 -0.5
2012 BAL 0 5 2 15.3 2 0 0 17 7 8 2 .264 102 10.0 4.1 1.2 4.7 42% .312 .302 1.57 5.26 5.28 127 6.63 152.0 -0.3
2012 MIL 0 25 24 142.3 3 10 0 179 45 96 21 .249 111 11.3 2.8 1.3 6.1 45% .340 .293 1.57 4.77 5.69 133 7.17 164.3 -3.4
2014 MIA MLB 6 4 25.7 1 3 1 33 6 19 4 .258 95 11.6 2.1 1.4 6.7 41% .345 .326 1.52 4.35 5.26 128 7.35 180.4 -0.8
2015 DET MLB 8 7 34.7 0 5 0 46 15 28 5 .255 103 11.9 3.9 1.3 7.3 46% .366 .318 1.76 4.74 6.23 111 6.36 148.5 -0.5
2008 TOT MLB 33 33 190.3 12 12 0 191 71 162 21 .254 93 9.0 3.4 1.0 7.7 41% .305 .265 1.38 4.14 4.30 101 4.97 105.9 1.2
2012 TOT MLB 30 26 157.7 5 10 0 196 52 104 23 .250 110 11.2 3.0 1.3 5.9 45% .337 .294 1.57 4.82 5.65 132 7.11 163.1 -3.6
CareerMLB3903792328.3133125123108311814296.256978.93.21.17.041%.290.2641.354.334.241004.66100.224.0

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
1997 BAT A- 7 7 40.0 4 0 0 29 8 53 1 .000 6.5 1.8 0.2 11.9 0% .315 .000 0.93 1.95 1.57 0 0.00 0.0
1998 REA AA 4 4 25.0 2 0 0 15 4 33 0 .000 5.4 1.4 0.0 11.9 0% -.405 .000 0.76 1.04 1.44 0 0.00 0.0
1998 SWB AAA 24 23 148.0 9 7 0 167 48 118 16 .000 10.2 2.9 1.0 7.2 0% -.812 .000 1.45 4.14 4.62 0 0.00 0.0
1999 PHI MLB 22 21 121.7 6 9 0 126 67 116 20 .256 96 9.3 5.0 1.5 8.6 34% .308 .279 1.59 5.08 5.55 94 5.72 111.3
1999 SWB AAA 12 12 77.3 4 5 0 73 29 72 8 .000 8.5 3.4 0.9 8.4 0% -.591 .000 1.32 4.07 3.61 0 0.00 0.0
2000 PHI MLB 32 32 206.3 11 9 0 210 83 160 25 .259 98 9.2 3.6 1.1 7.0 43% .302 .259 1.42 4.40 4.36 89 4.48 86.2
2001 PHI MLB 28 25 163.0 10 11 0 150 51 152 15 .254 95 8.3 2.8 0.8 8.4 41% .296 .252 1.23 3.45 3.70 81 3.51 72.7
2001 REA AA 1 1 6.0 0 0 0 5 2 7 0 .000 7.5 3.0 0.0 10.5 0% -.556 .000 1.17 1.87 4.50 0 0.00 0.0
2001 SWB AAA 2 2 9.0 0 1 0 10 5 7 2 .000 10.0 5.0 2.0 7.0 0% -.571 .000 1.67 6.16 5.00 0 0.00 0.0
2002 PHI MLB 31 31 210.7 11 9 0 172 63 172 23 .253 96 7.3 2.7 1.0 7.3 45% .253 .230 1.12 3.65 3.20 80 2.82 60.6
2002 CLR A+ 1 1 5.0 0 0 0 1 1 8 0 .000 1.8 1.8 0.0 14.4 0% .167 .000 0.40 0.57 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2003 PHI MLB 33 33 200.0 16 10 0 176 78 177 27 .254 95 7.9 3.5 1.2 8.0 42% .265 .253 1.27 4.21 4.23 86 3.26 68.4
2004 PHI MLB 23 23 136.7 5 8 0 145 36 89 20 .255 99 9.5 2.4 1.3 5.9 37% .287 .261 1.32 4.44 4.28 96 4.13 85.3
2004 REA AA 1 1 4.0 0 0 0 5 0 4 0 .000 11.2 0.0 0.0 9.0 0% .417 .000 1.25 1.25 2.25 0 0.00 0.0
2005 PHI MLB 13 13 80.0 6 4 0 87 26 61 14 .256 100 9.8 2.9 1.6 6.9 37% .305 .277 1.41 4.93 4.39 95 4.25 91.5
2006 PHI MLB 12 12 56.7 4 0 0 63 33 44 13 .272 95 10.0 5.2 2.1 7.0 39% .296 .310 1.69 6.38 5.56 112 7.49 152.5
2006 LWD A 2 2 8.1 0 0 0 2 3 7 0 .287 89 2.2 3.3 0.0 7.8 50% .111 .163 0.62 2.69 1.11 97 4.04 99.8
2006 CLR A+ 2 2 5.1 0 0 0 6 4 4 0 .262 107 10.6 7.1 0.0 7.1 29% .353 .274 1.96 4.03 0.00 108 0.00 0.0
2006 REA AA 3 3 12.1 1 1 0 15 7 11 0 .251 98 11.2 5.2 0.0 8.2 39% .321 .309 1.82 2.99 6.69 110 7.28 115.1
2007 LAN MLB 18 18 102.7 9 6 0 110 39 94 10 .251 99 9.6 3.4 0.9 8.2 43% .324 .269 1.45 3.92 4.73 93 4.46 92.2
2007 SBR A+ 1 1 4.0 0 0 0 6 1 4 2 .255 83 13.5 2.2 4.5 9.0 62% .364 .416 1.75 9.02 6.75 0 0.00 0.0
2008 HOU MLB 12 12 70.7 6 2 0 68 24 57 7 .255 101 8.7 3.1 0.9 7.3 41% .292 .253 1.30 3.96 3.57 106 5.08 108.3
2008 SDN MLB 21 21 119.7 6 10 0 123 47 105 14 .254 88 9.3 3.5 1.1 7.9 41% .313 .272 1.42 4.24 4.74 99 4.90 104.6
2009 LAN MLB 34 34 214.3 11 7 0 178 58 160 24 .259 89 7.5 2.4 1.0 6.7 41% .251 .238 1.10 3.91 3.23 103 3.71 79.5
2010 MIL MLB 34 34 215.7 13 12 0 213 87 142 29 .260 94 8.9 3.6 1.2 5.9 41% .275 .276 1.39 4.86 4.17 121 5.75 129.9
2011 MIL MLB 33 33 212.3 13 10 0 214 66 134 23 .258 103 9.1 2.8 1.0 5.7 40% .286 .262 1.32 4.25 3.69 114 5.26 122.2
2012 BAL MLB 5 2 15.3 2 0 0 17 7 8 2 .264 102 10.0 4.1 1.2 4.7 42% .312 .302 1.57 5.26 5.28 127 6.63 152.0
2012 MIL MLB 25 24 142.3 3 10 0 179 45 96 21 .249 111 11.3 2.8 1.3 6.1 45% .340 .293 1.57 4.77 5.69 133 7.17 164.3
2014 MIA MLB 6 4 25.7 1 3 1 33 6 19 4 .258 95 11.6 2.1 1.4 6.7 41% .345 .326 1.52 4.35 5.26 128 7.35 180.4
2014 NOR AAA 6 1 15.0 0 0 0 18 5 12 1 .248 102 10.8 3.0 0.6 7.2 36% .347 .287 1.53 3.61 4.20 109 6.58 119.4
2014 RNO AAA 6 6 34.0 5 1 0 40 18 35 1 .276 108 10.6 4.8 0.3 9.3 46% .398 .276 1.71 3.60 4.50 98 4.01 97.0
2014 SLC AAA 7 7 37.7 1 1 0 45 12 31 5 .282 102 10.8 2.9 1.2 7.4 46% .342 .268 1.51 4.81 4.78 98 2.95 88.4
2015 DET MLB 8 7 34.7 0 5 0 46 15 28 5 .255 103 11.9 3.9 1.3 7.3 46% .366 .318 1.76 4.74 6.23 111 6.36 148.5
2015 BUF AAA 23 23 139.7 9 2 0 139 40 106 4 .255 94 9.0 2.6 0.3 6.8 46% .324 .244 1.28 2.95 2.58 93 3.15 95.2

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2008 3056 0.5164 0.4584 0.7987 0.6413 0.2632 0.8498 0.6658 0.2013
2009 3252 0.5357 0.4653 0.8308 0.6119 0.2960 0.8705 0.7360 0.1692
2010 3542 0.5206 0.4452 0.8313 0.6057 0.2709 0.8818 0.7087 0.1687
2011 3354 0.5215 0.4523 0.8286 0.6318 0.2567 0.8688 0.7209 0.1714
2012 2707 0.4921 0.4359 0.8271 0.6291 0.2487 0.8723 0.7164 0.1729
2014 426 0.5399 0.4202 0.8101 0.6174 0.1888 0.8662 0.5946 0.1899
2015 617 0.4571 0.4700 0.8379 0.6879 0.2866 0.8969 0.7188 0.1621
Career169540.51650.45160.82380.62550.26650.86990.70730.1762

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2012-10-30 2012-10-30 Off 0 0 Left Elbow Surgery Revision Tommy John Surgery 2012-10-30 -
2012-09-23 2012-10-13 60-DL 20 11 Left Elbow Sprain Ulnar Collateral Ligament - -
2011-09-21 2011-09-21 DTD 0 0 Left Forearm Contusion HBP - -
2010-08-01 2010-08-01 DTD 0 0 Left Wrist Contusion Batted Ball -
2009-09-06 2009-09-15 DTD 9 8 Left Elbow Inflammation Cortisone Injection -
2009-06-18 2009-06-18 DTD 0 0 General Medical Illness Respiratory Illness -
2007-07-04 2007-10-08 60-DL 96 78 Left Shoulder Surgery Debridement Bursa and Frayed Labrum 2007-09-05
2006-04-03 2006-07-30 60-DL 118 101 Left Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2005-07-01
2005-06-12 2005-10-03 60-DL 113 99 Left Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2005-07-01
2004-11-09 2004-11-09 Off 0 0 Right Foot Surgery Bone Bruise and Nerve Injury 2004-11-09
2004-08-29 2004-10-04 15-DL 36 33 Left Elbow Inflammation Tendonitis -
2004-06-03 2004-06-26 15-DL 23 20 Left Elbow Inflammation Tendonitis -
2004-05-18 2004-05-28 DTD 10 9 Left Elbow Inflammation -
2002-03-25 2002-04-12 15-DL 18 10 Left Elbow Inflammation Tendonitis -
2001-08-02 2001-09-01 15-DL 30 27 Left Ankle Sprain -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2012 MIL $9,500,000
2011 MIL $9,500,000
2010 MIL $9,250,000
2009 LAN $5,000,000
2008 SDN $4,750,000
2007 LAN $7,500,000
2006 PHI $9,125,000
2005 PHI $6,625,000
2004 PHI $4,375,000
2003 PHI $2,375,000
2002 PHI $450,000
2001 PHI $365,000
2000 PHI $240,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
13 yrPrevious$69,055,000
13 yrTotal$69,055,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
14 y 23 dArn Tellem1 year (2015)

Details
  • 1 year (2015). Signed by Toronto as a free agent 3/16/15 (minor-league contract). Salary of $0.8M in majors. May opt out of contract 6/1/15 if not on Major League roster. Acquired by Detroit in trade from Toronto 8/20/15. Contract selected by Detroit 8/22/15. Retired 3/16.
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Seattle as a free agent 2/11/14 (minor-league contract). $1M salary in majors. Roster bonus: $0.25M for 60 days on active roster. Performance bonuses: $25,000 each for 25, 30 relief appearances. $50,000 each for 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60 relief appearances. $0.15M each for 95, 110, 125 innings pitched. $0.15M each for 15, 18, 20 starts. $0.25M each for 30 starts, 190 IP. Released by Seattle 3/25/14. Signed by Arizona as a free agent 4/11/14 (minor-league contract). Opted out of contract with Arizona 5/14/14. Signed by Miami as a free agent 5/14/14 (1 year/$1M). Agreed to 45-day advance consent clause. DFA by Miami 6/16/14 (refused assignment). Signed by Baltimore as a free agent 6/23/14 (minor-league contract). Released by Baltimore 7/14/14. Signed by LA Angels as a free agent 7/26/14 (minor-league contract).
  • 3 years/$29.75M (2010-12), plus 2013 club option. Signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 12/9/09. 10:$9.25M, 11:$9.5M, 12:$9.5M, 13:$10M club option, $1.5M buyout. Annual performance bonus: $0.125M each 190, 200 IP. Limited no-trade protection. Released by Milwaukee 8/22/12. Signed by Baltimore as a free agent 8/28/12.
  • 1 year/$5M (2009). Signed by LA Dodgers as as free agent 2/6/09. Performance bonuses: $0.5M each for 170, 180, 185, 190, 195, 200 innings pitched.
  • 1 year/$4.75M (2008). Signed by San Diego as a free agent 12/07. $4.25M in performance bonus: $0.175M each for starts 11-30 ($3.25M). $0.25M for 190 IP. $0.5M for 200 IP. Acquired by Houston in trade from San Diego 7/22/08.
  • 1 year/$8M (2007), plus 2008 club option. Signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 11/06. 07:$7.5M, 08:$9M club option, $0.5M buyout. 2008 option guaranteed with 180 IP in 2007. LA Dodgers declined 2008 option 11/1/07.
  • 4 years/$22.5M (2003-06). Signed extension with Philadelphia 12/02. $0.5M signing bonus. 03:$2.25M, 04:$4.25M, 05:$6.5M, 06:$9M. Award bonuses, including $50,000 for All-Star.

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DateQuestionAnswer
2014-06-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)I picked up Andrew Heaney when Jose Fernandez went down, but Randy Wolf seems to be holding down that slot for the Marlins. Is Heaney still worth hanging onto?
(Matt from Silver Spring)
Depends on format, but in deep mixers or NL-onlys, I'd hang on for a little longer for sure (Paul Sporer)
2012-07-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)If you were the Brewers' GM, what would you be looking to do at the deadline?
(adambennett from The Batcave)
The Crew is feeling the hangover from last year's playoff push, and too many injuries makes it clear they won't be in the playoff picture. So I'd sell, just like they're getting ready to do now. Zack Greinke is a great trading chip, and I'd move Aramis Ramirez and maybe Corey Hart if I had to-if anyone wants Randy Wolf or K-Rod, I'd trade them as well. Also not a Carlos Gomez fan; I've been hoping they'd dump him for years. They need to restock their farm system with some position prospects to make up for last year's fire sale and give a look to Logan Schafer and Taylor Green. They can be competitive again once the team's healthy, so there's no need to dump everyone, but they need to face reality and get ready for 2013. (Michael Street)
2012-05-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Randy Wolf finally cooked? He has been an effective innungs-eating SP previously despite declining peripherals, but he has been awful this year.
(DF from NC)
Maybe not cooked -- he's not this bad -- but an innings-eater is about the best you can hope for with him. Mid-4.00s ERA. (Derek Carty)
2009-12-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)What are the Brewers doing? making one last run with Prince?
(Jack from LA)
They really needed some starters, and while I'm not a big Randy Wolf guy, nine million bucks a year isn't that much money right now. This doesn't close the gap on the Cards; for that, Parra and Bush have to come close to being the guys they're supposed to be. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-10-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)Jay, I assume the Yankees will start Sabathia twice on short rest in order to get him three starts; would the Yankees be wise to start Pettitte once of short rest (games 3+6) in order to get 5 lefty starts in a seven game series? Or is the platoon advantage vs. the Phillies not THAT important? Or do you think the Yankees will through in Gaudin and go with a 4 man rotation?
(Nick Stone from New York, NY)
Hey, Nick! I spent a good deal of time trying to figure out the two teams' rotation options on a game-by-game basis. Cutting and pasting from the preview, here's what I came up with:

Game 1: Sabathia (7) v. Lee (9)
Game 2: Burnett (6) v. Martinez (12)
Game 3: Pettitte (5) v. Hamels (9)
Game 4: Sabathia (3) or Gaudin (11) vs. Lee (3), Happ (10), or Blanton (12)
Game 5: Burnett (3), Sabathia (4, if Gaudin Game 4), or Gaudin (12) vs. Happ, Blanton or Lee (4)
Game 6: Pettitte (3) or Burnett (5, if Sabathia Game 4 and Gaudin Game 5) vs. Martinez (5), Hamels (3), Happ or Blanton
Game 7: Sabathia (3, if pitched Game 4) or Pettitte (4, if Sabathia Game 4) vs. Lee (3, if pitched Game 4) or Hamels (4)

While the Phillies hit lefties about as well as righties in the regular season, they haven't been all that successful doing so in the postseason, batting at a .194/.322/.444 clip, with a few big hits - Ryan Howard's two-run double off Clayton Kershaw, his homer off Randy Wolf, and Raul Ibanez's homer off George Sherrill - offsetting their woes. My read on Sabathia and Pettitte is that they're better than the Dodger southpaw starters at this point in time, so yes, I do think it makes sense to throw more lefties at them, particularly given that Gaudin doesn't match up well with them at all. (Jay Jaffe)
2009-10-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Colletti's extension?
(David from Sonoma State University, CA)
You know how some players have their best years right as they're about to become free agents? That's what happened with Colletti - he had a fantastic year. No new dumb contracts, great plays towards the end of the winter to get bargains on Randy Wolf, Orlando Hudson and Manny Ramirez (who exercised his player option and will return, according to the tweets I've received today), and smart in-season acquisitions that helped the team reach the NLCS at minimal future cost (though Josh Bell does make me wince a little). Hell, even Juan Pierre made him look good by playing well during Manny's absence.

The Dodgers have now made the postseason in three of Colletti's four years, and while that certainly owes something to his predecessor, Paul DePodesta, and his underlings, Logan White, Kim Ng and DeJon Watson, it's very tough to kick a guy out the door when he's at the helm of a team with that recent track record.

Which doesn't mean he doesn't scare the bejesus out of me as a Dodger fan at times, but I guess I'd rather hear him say he's not trading the Dodgers core youngsters for an ace (as he did last week) than floating the idea of trading a Kershaw or a Kemp (as he did last winter). (Jay Jaffe)
2009-08-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Marc, I am growing ever more depressed as an Astros fan. Though we didn't make a stupid trade for a Randy Wolf type like we did last year, the team continues to play ~.500 ball, no more no less, while having an extremely old team and extremely barren farm system. Isn't this team due for a few disastrous seasons, and in the near future?
(Phillip from Sugar Land, TX)
I think the Astros problem is that, if they outperform their expected record, they take it as their true talent level. Then they end up buying pieces and adding to the team, and then end up stuck in the middle again. They never truly progress, but because of the constant tweaking, they never fall apart entirely either. I'm not sure it's quite as bad as being an average team in the NBA, but it doesn't help. (Marc Normandin)
2009-04-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)I'm sort of surprised that there isn't more media coverage of the Dodgers dominance over the past eight games - they are WHIPPING teams and aren't really firing on all cylinders yet. This is the best 1-8 in the NL and Billingsley and Kershaw have been lights out, Broxton has been unhittable; assuming Kuroda comes back strong, they have a solid rotation and depth in McDonald. Thoughts?
(Silv from NY, NY)
They're on my list for this week. My standard line on them has been that I don't think much of Casey Blake, but if he's your eighth-best hitter, you have a lineup. The pitching depth worries me--not a Randy Wolf fan, the back of the bullpen is shaky--but from 1-17 or so, it's a heck of a roster. Best team in that division, especially given the Diamondbacks' problems developing those bats. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-02-11 14:00:00 (link to chat)John, was signing Randy Wolf the right call over aving that money and giving James McDonald a real shot at a rotation spot?
(Gray (Chicago) from Chicago)
If the Dodgers were serious about repeating, they needed one more reliable pitcher in that rotation. I liked it at 5M for one year. (John Perrotto)
2009-02-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)"The Mets preferred Perez to Randy Wolf, Ben Sheets and the other free agent starters still on the market." Really?
(ssimon from Pelham, NY)
Works for me. I don't believe for a second that Ben Sheets is healthy enough to warrant a deal like what Perez got, and he's the only pitcher close to Perez left out there. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-02-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)Joe-thanks for the chat. Are the Dodgers better off signing Dunn, Hudson and Wolf vs. Manny and Wolf?
(raygu1 from princeton, nj)
Why are they signing Randy Wolf? Why, in fact, do I have so many references to Randy Wolf in my queue? He's a flyball pitcher without the stuff to pull that off, a 6.24 ERA waiting to happen.

The Dodgers have jammed up their roster in a way that makes it hard for them to sign players. Too many roster spots and too much money being wasted on Juan Pierre and Casey Blake and Jason Schmidt. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-12-23 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is there anyone the Nats should be pursuing?
(Charlie from Bethesda, MD)
If they're intend on spending money where they might get value *and* have someone people might give you good stuff to get for themselves at a trade deadline in the next few years, maybe you give something multi-yeared to Garland or Randy Wolf, or something in a one-year flavor for Bartolo Colon. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-08-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Why are Astros fans under the false impression they are still in the playoff hunt...with or without this long winning streak?
(Drew from Chicago)
Because that's what the management team has been telling them for months, and that team went out and traded for Randy Wolf and LaTroy Hawkins to reinforce that idea. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-07-25 14:00:00 (link to chat)Well, does Livan have any trade value, currently?
(Bill Smith from Cleveland)
Randy Wolf brought back a top-ten prospect from a team, so I suppose anything is possible. I'm thinking Ed Wade's in the book, Bill. Call him up. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-07-25 14:00:00 (link to chat)What's the dumbest rumor mongering you've heard thus far?
(Chris from TX)
Probably the Astros being interested in Randy Wolf. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-06-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Please tell me the Phillies will be agressive and land Sabathia or Bedard and not settle for a mediocre pitcher like Paul Byrd or Randy Wolf this year!
(Ruben Gillbuckle from Philadelphia)
The Phillies don't have near enough to offer for a guy like Sabathia. They'll be in the mix for second-tier bait, but that's it. (Dayn Perry)
2008-02-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)As a fantasy player whose not adverse to some risk, what can I expect out of Liriano? What's the scoop? How did others with something similar come back?
(Roger from Pasadena)
Tommy John return is about as predictable as it gets. Most will come back with little or no problem and perhaps a skosh more velocity and less control. A small percentage will see a secondary shoulder problem, like Randy Wolf did last season. These TEND to be minor. I'd expect Liriano to come back well, but I'm very concerned if he gets much above 150 innings. (Will Carroll)


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DateRoundtable NameComment
2009-10-21 17:00:00NLCS Game 5Steven, I'm not trying to stereotype here but it I long found that it isn't fair to draw assumptions about Latin players. The language and cultural barriers are real and, many times, the American players and media don't ever really get to know some of these guys. I've heard bad things about Padilla but Randy Wolf, who I really respect, gave him a glowing recommendation when asked by Colletti. (John Perrotto)
2009-10-16 13:00:00NLCS Game Two/ALCS Game Oneccmonter (Waterloo, Canada): What happened to Torre's quick hook? Kershaw was clearly in trouble and Torre has a full stock in the bullpen.

I wrote all about that issue in today's column. Joe wrote his own piece and arrived at completely the opposite conclusion, which should if nothing else stand as a data point the next time the fanboys accuse us of groupthink.

I simply don't think you can look at Kershaw in that situation after three walks, three wild pitches, 31 pitches in the inning and God knows what else running through his head and think that having the platoon advantage against Howard is alone enough to outweigh the information that the rest of the inning has given you. Elbert may not have been the man for the job, but Torre could have brought in Randy Wolf for a cameo while double-switching Orlando Hudson (who pinch-hit after the damage was done) and Ronnie Belliard (who'd just ended the inning). The difference between a 3-1 game and a 5-1 game proved decisive. (Jay Jaffe)
2009-10-15 17:00:002009 NLCS Game One (Phillies/Dodgers)Well, Joe, you got your Randy Wolf appearance. (J.A. Jaffe)
 

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