Jeff Suppan is the sixth starter. Year Age Tm Lg ERA GS IP ERA+ WHIP BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB 2008 33 MIL NL 4.96 31 177.2 85 1.542 3.4 4.6 1.34 2009 34 MIL NL 5.29 30 161.2 78 1.695 4.1 4.5 1.08 2010 35 TOT NL 5.06 15 101.1 78 1.648 3.3 4.5 1.38I think this table pretty much speaks for itself. Over the last three seasons, Suppan has posted an ERA+ of 81 to go along with a measly strikeout rate of 4.5 K/9. And it's not even like he has great control...But hey, that's what you get in January, in a thin pitching market, for a sixth starter. I don't dislike the deal at all: the Giants need a backup plan, and this is how they addressed it. Suppan will get a minor league contract, and if he makes the roster out of Spring Training, he'll get $1MM. If he doesn't make the roster...

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