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December 8, 2011

Dodgers Sign Aaron Harang to Two Year Deal

by @ 5:50 pm. Filed under 2012 Dodgers

The Dodgers signed right handed starter Aaron Harang to a two year, $12 million deal.  Harang found new life with the San Diego Padres last year after a rough finish to his time in Cincinnati.  Still, Petco Park is a pitchers haven so it’ll be interesting to see how much of his success was a solid comeback and how much was the pitchers park.

Harang gets $3 million in 2012, $7 million in 2013 and then there’s a vesting option for 2014 if he throws at least 360 innings over the two seasons.  Harang was 14-7 last year with a 3.64 ERA but it was his first good season since way back in 2007.  To put it into perspective his 3.64 ERA was just a 98 ERA+ because that adjusts for park factors so he was about an average pitcher.  Fortunately Chavez Ravine is more of a pitchers park as well, just not in Petco’s league.

December 2, 2011

Dodgers Sign Chris Capuano to Two Year Deal

by @ 5:55 pm. Filed under 2012 Dodgers

The Dodgers filled a hole in their rotation by signing left handed starter Chris Capuano to a two year, $10 million deal.  He had a rough season for the Mets last year where he went 11-12 with a 4.55 ERA.  His best season is six years away when he went 18-12 with the Brewers back in 2005.

Capuano did have some decent rates though.  He struck out 8.1 per nine innings and walked just 2.6.  His batting average against was .270 though and right handed hitters belted him hard with an .818 OPS against.  He also seemed to run out of gas because his second half was a little rougher then his first.  He did have a gem of a game on August 26 though.  He struck out 13 and gave up just two hits against the Braves in his first shutout since 2006.

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