Comments Off on Here’s a Thought: Matt CappsùA Bright Spot For The Washington Nationals
My writing has recently been somewhat derogatory toward the Nationals pitching staff. In the past week, I pointed out how lefty reliever Sean Burnett got far more defensive support than anyone in baseball in 2009 , and is thus likely to regress in 2010, and I also took a quick sideswipe at the Jason Marquis signing when discussing the Giants overpaying for Mark DeRosa . But the news isn't all bad for Mike Rizzo and the Nationals, as they signed former Pittsburgh closer Matt Capps recently. Capps, an established 3-ERA pitcher, posted a whopping 5.80 mark last year, which led to the Pirates non-tendering him. However, was there really that much difference between Capps' 2008 and his 2009? He actually racked up strikeouts at a higher rate in 2009 (7.62 K/9, up from 6.52 in 2008).á His ...

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