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July 12, 2013

Transaction Analysis

Ailing Giants Seek the 'Coeur

by R.J. Anderson


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National League

CHICAGO CUBS
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Released RHP Shawn Camp. [7/9]

Camp is 37 years old, and while he's likely to find another gig, his career is closer to its end than not. That's good enough reason to reflect on what he accomplished. He broke into the majors in 2004 and threw 66 2/3 solid innings with the Royals, earning himself a leash. He then spent the next few years pulling the leash as thin as he could: From 2005 to 2007 he threw 164 innings and posted a 78 ERA+. Yet Camp kept finding work because of his peripherals and groundball rate. Sure enough, Toronto got a few years of decent production, and the Cubs liked Camp's work in 2012 enough to re-sign him. Now he's on the open market. Batters weren't expanding their zone for Camp as often as they did in the past, which may indicate his tricks are about figured. Of course, nobody would've bet on Camp lasting as long as he did, so who knows. Maybe he's got another few years in him.

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