Ken Rosenthal, who is having an even better offseason than LA baseball fans, reports that right-hander Anibal Sanchez has come to terms with the Detroit Tigers that will pay the pitcher $80 million over five years. The Chicago Cubs had offered $77.5 million over five years before the Tigers won out, sources said.
Here are some thoughts:
There isn’t that much difference between the career numbers of Zack Greinke: 3.77 ERA, 1.247 WHIP, H/9 8.9, HR/9 0.9, and SO/9 8.0 and the career numbers of Anibal Sanchez: 3.75 ERA, 1.346 WHIP, H/9 8.8, HR/9 0.8, and SO/9 7.6.
In 2012, both Greinke and Sanchez allowed exactly 200 hits.
Only three pitchers over the last four seasons have made at least 100 starts, have an ERA under 4.00 and a winning percentage of .500 or below