- May 10, 2017
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Even if you think Moran is better (which I don’t), Tarpley is 4 years younger and has a higher ceiling. I’ll take that side of the flip all dayPretty sure Brian Moran is actually better than Stephen Tarpley. I mean, grand scheme nothing about this trade matters, but I do think the Marlins got ever so slightly worse by (basically) swapping Moran for Tarpley.
(Unless they plan on using Tarpley as a starter, which is something Moran could not have done.)
8.6 K/9 rate in the minors, with a 1.18 WHIP in parts of seven seasons. Far better than the 5.96 ERA and 1.84 WHIP in a small major league sample size. Time will tell.Former Yankee execs in our front office may know Tarpley well, could be a reason for the acquisition also. They may feel he's better than what he's shown in MLB so far.