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Hamels, Greinke Have Very Similar Stats Aside From ERA Disparity

Dec 31, 2012 8:14 AM

Cole Hamels signed a $144 million contract last summer, while Zack Greinke received a $147 million deal from the Dodgers just a few weeks ago.

Over the past three seasons, Greinke has a 3.17 xFIP while Hamels is a sliver worse at 3.18.

The two just about match each other in strikeout rate (Hamels 24.2 percent, Greinke 23.3 percent), walk rate (6.1 percent, 6.2 percent) and ground ball rate (46.9 percent, 47.4 percent).

However, Hamels has outpitched Greinke ERA-wise by nearly a full run, 2.95 to 3.83.


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Tags: Philadelphia Phillies, Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor, Stats

Angels, Red Sox Tied For Most Blown Saves In AL

Dec 30, 2012 12:10 PM

The Angels and Red Sox tied for the most blown saves (22) in the American League this past season.

To rectify those issues, Boston traded for Joel Hanrahan and Los Angeles signed Ryan Madson.

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