Julian Tavarez Is Worth $28 Million

A certain pitcher in the Bronx:

6 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, 108 pitches, Game Score: 55, Result: Team win

A certain pitcher in Arizona:

6 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 97 pitches, Game Score: 52, Result: Team win

16 comments… add one
  • Uh, dude. 55 to 52. That’s barely close. That means Taverez is only worth like…what 22 mill-ish?

    yankeesnj June 10, 2007, 2:02 am
  • I was wondering if that would make it here. Thanks for not disappointing me, Paul. :)

    mouse - SF June 10, 2007, 2:42 am
  • Paul, are you for real? You throw this post up, which can easily be claimed to be good hearted jesting. The Orc puts up this performance against the D-Backs, Rocket against the Bucs, and your shot is in? Come on man, don’t be such a little shit. I get you, a Connecticut raised Sox fan, who had to come of age in Junior High, Highschool, and maybe early college of Yankee success. It pissed you off, you even admitted here before how much praise of Pettitte back in the day of high school made you angry. But hey if you really love the Yankee hate, keeping flowing Tex.

    bloodyank78 June 10, 2007, 3:39 am
  • Boston fans are more concerned–or obsessed–with the Yankees than with their own team. I think it is an inferiority complex thing ;)

    yf2k June 10, 2007, 3:51 am
  • BY, umm…relax. I don’t know what you do to relax, but go do it.

    QuoSF June 10, 2007, 4:02 am
  • Well, at least for one night, Paul!
    And BY, jeez, did you have a rough Saturday night striking out at the bars or what?!

    SF June 10, 2007, 6:52 am
  • i vowed [to myself] not to pick on sf’s anymore about non-baseball stuff, but the “inferiority complex” diagnosis yf2k is worth a chuckle…
    it would appear that by’s problem with paul has been building over time…of course paul meant to be funny with his post, but it was a little too predictable, even for paul…kind of like comparing jd drew to babe ruth for his 2 homer game the other night…

    ptb June 10, 2007, 8:45 am
  • by the way, ptb is me, at least for the prior comment and the neanderthal comment last night…figured i’d use an alias on that one since it was just a joke anyway…in a goofy mood last night…paul handled it well like i knew he would…

    dc June 10, 2007, 8:50 am
  • Following this same logic, Tyler Clippard is worth more than a $51.1 posting fee:
    May 30 start for a certain Japanese pitcher:
    5.2IP, 7H, 6ER, 4K, Game Score: 25
    May 30 start for a yankee rookie:
    5 IP, 4H, 3ER, 3K, Game Score: 45
    Seems Clippard’s value is approaching $100, just to talk to him about a contract.

    sam YF June 10, 2007, 10:34 am
  • I’d respond to BY, but I’m not sure what his problem is (he seems to recognize that I’m joking around), so I’ll decline.
    Touche, Sam. Too bad no one thought to post it at the time. It would have sparked some interesting discussion — and maybe a post from an irate SF calling you a “little shit.” ;-) Thje only problem is that Daisuke and Clippard both had starts before that, whereas this was Clemens’ first start, and the numbers he put up were pretty close to what we’ve seen out of Tavarez in most of his starts.
    Anyway, Pete Abe still holds the prize for comparing Daisuke and Igawa based on their (dissimilar, no less) spring starts.

    Paul SF June 10, 2007, 10:54 am
  • Winner: Sam YF

    YF June 10, 2007, 10:56 am
  • Actually, if you throw out Hoolian’s April starts, his numbers are pretty close to what a lot of analysts forecast for Clemens. He gives up more hits and probably fewer Ks, but otherwise he goes 5 – 6 innings and gives up around 3 runs per start.
    Of course, you always feel with Tavarez that he may get bombed every inning,but he has been remarkably good given most peoples expectations.

    Tom sf June 10, 2007, 11:45 am
  • in fairness, Tyler Clippard was not with $100 mil today. Only about $25 based on the Matsuzaka May 30th scale.

    sam YF June 10, 2007, 3:09 pm
  • Missing from the above analysis is Yo-Yo Tavarez’s 2.000 OPS. If he can keep up the double threat, should justify Manny money. Positively Ruthian (circa 1918).
    Oh, small sample size.

    Jim in CT SF June 10, 2007, 4:21 pm
  • BY78, you’re right on the money as far as Paul is concerned. Once again he tries to pass off his pettiness as “good natured joking”. Someone with his track record should realize that his “jokes” just don’t fly.
    Paul, if a YF had posted the DM-Clippard comparison before, I feel sure it would have had you howling at the moon in protest. Your posts are so good sometimes – it’s just too bad that you have a tin ear as far as humor is concerned…

    Andrews June 10, 2007, 10:49 pm
  • Heh. Always the YFs on here complaining that SFs have no sense of humor — until the SFs poke a little fun at the Yankees. I guess it’s only good-natured if Andrews says so. Good to know.

    Paul SF June 10, 2007, 11:09 pm

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