A dozen years ago, the San Francisco brought up a 22-year-old San Diego native and Cal Poly San Louis Obispo grad, named Kevin Correia. Correia started some, relieved some, and with a 3-1 won-lost record and ERA of 3.66, showed glimpses of a potentially decent major league pitcher. Over the next two years, however, he did not advance much, still starting and relieving, but both for the Giants and in the minors.Then, in 2006 and 2007, he was used primarily out of the Giants’ bullpen, and developed into a reliable fellow. The end of 2007, though, saw his return to the rotation, where he was to spend most of 2008. That, however, did not work out too well. After compiling decent 3.49 and 3.45 ERAs the prior two seasons, 2008 saw his ERA balloon to 6.05, and his days in San Francisco were over.
|But all was not bad for Kevin, as in 2009 he found himself not just in the starting rotation for the full season, but in the starting rotation for his hometown San Diego Padres. He won 12 times that season for the Padres, and while he followed that up with 10 wins in 2010, his ERA went from another decent 3.91 to an embarrassing 5.40, and he then found himself moving east for the 2011 season, as a member of the Pittsburgh Pirates. He again won 12 that season, and following that with||
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Little more than a week after Jon Lester and David Price and Justin Masterson and JohnDodgers did take three of four from one of the AL’s best, the Angels.
So, why Hernandez, why Correia? Ned? What gives? Is that really the best you can do with the Guggenheim billions? Have the purse strings suddenly been pulled tight?