Just for Good Measure

With Antonio Bastardo set to make his Major League debut tomorrow, the Phillies won’t be making any moves in the short term as they will first see what the kid has to offer. However, we should keep an eye on the available pitchers as we make our way to the trading deadline, less than two months away.

Here’s a table with some relevant information on ten pitching commodities. Contract information is, of course, from Cot’s Contracts, and the other stats are from Baseball Reference.

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  1. Mark

    June 02, 2009 07:56 AM

    Of the two Red Sox pitchers I would guess that Penny is much cheaper (no pun intended). He’s older and Buchholz has been pitching kinda lights out in the Minors.

  2. MikeS

    June 02, 2009 02:30 PM

    Halladay would be a rather good fit for the Phils’ rotation. I like to see them get him and Doug Davis, who could come cheaply.

  3. Bill Baer

    June 02, 2009 04:47 PM

    Mark: Yeah, Penny would be easy to get. According to the rumors, it’d just take Jason Donald, apparently.

    Mike: I love Roy Halladay. Aside from the fact that he’d be a right-hander in a lefty-dominated Phillies rotation, he’s uh… really good.

  4. B

    June 02, 2009 05:25 PM

    I wouldn’t give even give them Jason Donald for Brad Penny. He’s garbage.

    As long as they stay away from Penny, Marquis, and Chris Young I’m happy.

  5. Bill Baer

    June 02, 2009 06:00 PM

    Yeah, I don’t want Penny or Marquis. I wouldn’t be opposed to Young. A sinker-baller is always welcome at CBP.

  6. eh

    June 02, 2009 09:53 PM

    Jason Donald is old, and really not good at all.

    Getting penny for him would be an excellent deal for the phillies.

  7. B

    June 03, 2009 12:06 AM

    Young’s not a sinker baller, he’s an extreme flyball pitcher.

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