Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Buehrle vs. Wandy

So Mark Buehrle just signed a 4-year, $58m deal with the Marlins. What does that mean for Wandy's contract, which is basically 3-year, $36m?

TALE OF THE TAPE!

Buehrle: 32-year old lefty
Wandy: 32-year old lefty.




NameIPERA/WHIPK:BB
Buehrle2476.23.83/1.282.48
Wandy1176.04.07/1.352.38


Let's keep going (career)...




NameH/9HR/9WAR
Buehrle9.51.046.6
Wandy8.91.010.2


How about the last three seasons?




NameIPERA/WHIPK:BB
Buehrle6293.91/1.322.25
Wandy591.23.36/1.282.69


More 2009-11:




NameH/9HR/9WAR
Buehrle9.90.912.1
Wandy8.50.910.1


The point is, for the past three years, Wandy and Buehrle have been two very similar pitchers. Buehrle is getting a deal that pays $14.5m for the next four years, while the team that trades for Wandy is getting a similar pitcher for $12m/year for the next three years.

Ultimately, Buehrle's deal is going to skyrocket Wilson's asking price, which means that the team that wants Wandy is going to deal with a franchise motivated to move him, with a friendlier contract than expected 20 minutes ago.

1 comment:

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