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B.P. Chacon Signs with Astros

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One year, $2 million. Manager Cecil Cooper has assured Chacon that he'll compete for a starting job. Good luck on that one, Astros.


Byung Hyun Kim: 153 IP, 137 K, 71 BB, 4.76 ERA
B.P. Chacon: 121 IP, 78 K, 62 BB, 4.91 ERA

Those are with their old teams, so Kim gets the better park in those projections, but Chacon gets better defense.

I'm guessing the Pirates paid less for Kim. For where the Pirates are right now, I'd much rather have him - he's younger and his K rate indicates at least the possibility of upside.