BDD: Happ > Kendrick
At Baseball Digest Daily, I suggest that the Phillies should pick J.A. Happ over Kyle Kendrick for the #5 spot in the rotation, assuming that Jamie Moyer is re-signed.
Marcel projects a 4.28 ERA for [Happ] in ‘09 — a 0.43 difference between Happ and Kendrick. Pretty significant. What should be a slam dunk decision might end up turning into a blunder at the end of spring training that could cost them several wins throughout the year.
Now, it might not be as dumb as not offering arbitration to Pat Burrell, then going out and signing an older but very similar player in Raul Ibanez… but illogical nonetheless.