Wednesday, August 13, 2008

About that Marte/Gagne comparison

Earlier on today, Kaybli blessed us with a photo of Marte conjuring up the ghost of Eric Gagne past.

That wasn't just some random comparison, Marte's stats through his first 9 games with the Yankees are eerily similar to Gagne's from one year ago:

Gagne with Red Sox in 2007:

8 IP, 16 hits, 10 ER, 4 BBs, 11 Ks, 1 HR allowed 11.25 ERA
Opp BA: .410 OBP: .465 SLG: .641 OPS: 1.106

1 blown save, 2 holds

Marte with the Yankees in 2008:

7.1 IP, 9 hits, 9 ER, 5 BBs, 11 Ks, 1 HR allowed 11.05 ERA
Opp BA: .290 OBP: .389 SLG: .548 OPS: .937

0 blown saves, 4 holds, 2 losses

So, Marte isn't AS bad as Gagne was after switching teams last year, but it sure is too close for comfort...

Brian Cashman must be thankful for Xavier Nady who has been TEARING IT UP since coming over to the Yankees. Then again, its not like the Yankees could use a guy like Jeff Karstens who has put up these numbers since being traded to the Pirates. Oh wait, Sidney Ponson and Darrell Rasner are still in the rotation... Yikes

Talk about it in the NYYSI Forums!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yeah, Marte may be a bust.

But, lets not forget they still got Nady back in that deal, and putting Nady alongside Bay, I'd take the X-Man any day of the week and twice on Sunday.

Hopefully Marte will figure it out, if not this year, next year.

Cool blog, well done.

The Shamus

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