Perhaps on the strength of Last Night's performance and the fact that he got to play a lot of games at Pet Co., Randy Wolf is projected to be a Type B FA. This means that if we offer him arbitration and he walks away (something highly likely given his preference for the West Coast), we'd net a compensation pick between the first and second round. This could be huge for the Astros if we find another Ross Seaton type character and offer him the moon and the sun again. I was highly critical of Ed Wade for this trade, because I thought that there was no way in HELL that he could be a Type B FA, but again: Wade scores another point and I continue to insert my foot in my mouth -- something I'll gladly continue doing if it means the Astros just keep improving.
Although I just credited Pet Co. with his ability to sneak into the Type B category, his numbers with the Astros have also helped him a long greatly:
|2008 - Randy Wolf||3-1||8||8||1||1||0||0||47.1||47||22||20||4||19||37||3.80||1.39|
After last night's start, Wolf lowered his DIPS ERA to 4.81 (a difference of only .05 and difference of .34 from his overall ERA of 4.47), which means that Astros fans should be thrilled to see him on the Type B FA list and also thank Elias for their non-sensical system of evaluation.