Anibal Sanchez returns to Tigers

by Bill Chuck on December 14, 2012

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

Rk Player W-L% ERA GS CG SHO W L
1 Wandy Rodriguez .500 3.47 128 1 1 48 48
2 Matt Garza .494 3.76 113 5 1 38 39
3 Anibal Sanchez .447 3.72 111 5 4 34 42
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Generated 12/14/2012.
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