"If healthy" will be said at least twice in every article written about the tall (6'10") right-hander formerly with the Padres.
In the past 3 years, he's thrown less than 200 innings combined. He turns 32 in May.
The good: He throws 1st pitch strikes 60% of the time, and is still able to get above average swing and misses (8%). He has an above average slider. He's an extreme fly-ball pitcher (28% GB % for his career)
The Bad: After numerous injuries, he now throws between 84-86 mph. He's never thrown 180 innings in a season, and only threw 160+ 3 times (last in 2007). His career ERA at home (Petco) = 3.43. Road = 4.16.
Overall: Another low-risk signing. If you make enough of these, one them are bound to work out and you will think they were genius!
On a brighter note, Pitchers and Catchers Report in less than a month. And of course, snow is falling in the tri-state area once again today...