Friday, November 26, 2010
Garland Signs with Dodgers
You know it's a slow news day when Jon Garland signing a one year $5.5M with the Dodgers is big news. The contract includes a vesting option for a second season if he hurls 190 innings in 2011.
Garland is your garden variety innings eater who should slot in nicely behind Kershaw, Billingsley, Lilly, and Kuroda. A lock for 200 innings, Garland will give the Dodgers below average strikeout numbers, average walk rates, and ground ball heavy GB/FB ratio. He's nothing special, but he's the kind of pitcher that every contending team needs.
Considering how well he did with pitching half of his starts at Petco in 2010, he should have no problem transferring that success to pitcher friendly Dodger Stadium.