Statistical Observations of the Day — Holiday Cheer Edition

I’ll make this quick.
  • Carlos Silva was worth 1.4 WAR in his Mariners career.
  • Carlos Silva posted a 5.63 tRA, a 4.05 K/9, and 4.63 FIP in 2008.
  • Carlos Silva allowed opposing hitters to hit 22 percent line drives (of all fair batted balls) against him in his Mariners career.
  • Carlos Silva allowed 25 home runs in ~180 innings as a Mariner.
  • Carlos Silva was going to be released by the Mariners eventually anyway.

On the other hand….

  • Milton Bradley has a career .371 OBP (typo-catching credit to Ben).
  • Milton Bradley is projected (optimistically) to hit 18 homers and 25 doubles in 130+ games by the man himself, Bill James.
  • Milton Bradley has a career .450 slugging percentage.
  • Milton Bradley is a really good hitter when he is not injured.
  • Milton Bradley is not Carlos Silva.
  • Milton Bradley is slightly less expensive than Carlos Silva.
  • Milton Bradley is worth ~2 WAR more than Carlos Silva on an average yearly basis.

This trade keeps looking better and better from the M’s perspective.  I can’t believe we pulled this off.

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  • Ben G

    you meant to put bradley has a .371 career OBP. Hopefully it keeps going up too..

  • Chad

    Looks like Morrow is headed to the Blue Jays for Brandon League, and an unknown prospect