Comments on: “Gleeman and The Geek” #77: Butera, Saunders, and Haircut Prostitution Baseball news, insight and analysis from Aaron Gleeman Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:41:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: Aaron Sat, 26 Jan 2013 00:35:32 +0000 You don’t commit to this too much, but I do think the general approach of grading an offseason by averaging the grades of individual moves, even a weighted average, is flawed. If the only Twins move had been the Ben Revere trade, and there had been no other trades or signings, the Twins’ offseason wouldn’t warrant a B+. An offseason grade’s as much about what you didn’t accomplish as how efficiently you performed the moves you did make.

I do think a C- is fair.

By: NTR Mon, 21 Jan 2013 15:39:47 +0000 According to Fangraphs WAR,Joe Saunders has the following ranks amongst qualified starting pitchers the last 5 years:

2012: #47
2011: #87
2010: #80
2009: #74
2008: #48

Semantics I’m sure but if he’s consistently between the 45th and 90th best starting pitcher in baseball why do you keep calling him a #4 starter? He seems like the definition of a #3 starter to me.