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Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Phillies overpay for a bad pitcher 

The Phillies have given Cory Lidle a 2 year, $6.3 million contract.

Lidle had a nice two year run as a starter in Oakland, went to Toronto and sucked in 2003, and then went to Cincinnati and sucked in 2004. He actually pitched fairly well after coming to Philadelphia in a late season trade, posting a 3.90 ERA in 10 starts for the Phillies, but he posted the same lousy K rate and mediocre K/BB ratio as he did in Toronto and Cincy, suggesting that he's more likely than not to resume posting an ERA in the 5s next season.

Once again, great news for the Rangers, in that a bad player that they had some interest in is now off the market.

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