One team’s trash is another team’s treasure. The Pittsburgh Pirates avoided arbitration with Chris Resop. The Bucs announced they have signed right handed reliever Chris Resop to a one year deal.
The PG reports it’s worth $850,000. Steal.
The Pirates picked Resop off waivers from the Braves. It’s a perfect example of Neal Huntington and his crew finding some value back in 2010. It seems the Bucs spend a great deal of time trying to heal another teams failed player – which is frustrating sometimes as a fan – but it must feel good for the Pirates to hit on one like Resop. The question for us is this: just how good are the Braves that a 10.2 K/9 guy doesn’t have a job on that club?
Resop was interesting for us to watch. The King pitched quite well depending on which month you observe.
In April he pitched in 12 games and was only scored on in one (2 ER vs Colorado)
In May he pitched in 10 games and was scored on in five.
In June, Resop pitched in 17 games and was scored on in just two.
In July, he pitched in 14 games and was scored on in four.
In a rough August, he pitched in 13 games and was scored on in seven games.
In September, Resop pitched in ten games and was scored on in two.
2012 will be an interesting season for Resop as he faces competition for the eighth inning with Evan Meek and others. Watch this video and then tell me Chris Resop isn’t an interesting guy. Watch the entire video, it’s good stuff.