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7/22: Open Game Thread

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Boston Red Sox @ Seattle Mariners

07/22/08 7:10 PM PDT

Boston Red Sox Seattle Mariners
Jacoby Ellsbury - LF Ichiro Suzuki - RF
Dustin Pedroia - 2B Jose Lopez - 2B
J.D. Drew - RF Raul Ibanez - "LF"
Manny Ramirez - DH Jose Vidro - "DH"
Mike Lowell - 3B Adrian Beltre - 3B
Kevin Youkilis - 1B Jeremy Reed - CF
Jed Lowrie - SS Jeff Clement - C
Jason Varitek - C Bryan LaHair - 1B
Coco Crisp - CF Yuniesky Betancourt - "SS"


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2008 - R.A. Dickey 2-4 16 7 0 0 0 0 62.2 63 26 26 5 28 40 3.73 1.45


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2008 - Daisuke Matsuzaka 10-1 16 16 0 0 0 0 88.1 65 29 26 5 57 77 2.65 1.38

After 48 starts in the big leagues, Matsuzaka's got a career tRA of 4.57 and an xFIP of 4.64. Solid investment, guys. Totally worth the frenzy.

Where does nabbing Dickey in the Rule 5 Draft rank on the list of best Mariner moves of the year? Of the last five years? I can't believe the same team that paid so very much for four of its starters was able to find a competent back-end solution for a Fahey fistful of pennies. If I didn't know better, I'd call it genius.