Originally Posted by alnorth
I changed my mind, I'd still happily take Holland and presume he's one of my best 3 pitchers, but he's not quite as valuable as I first thought. His away babip in 2012 was .236, it might not all be the Rangers ballpark, some of that away split may have been luck.
Colon + someone else or bullpen guy may be enough.
Pitchers can control BABIP a little more than hitters, so while he's going to normalize a little, it is possible that he was doing a nice job of pitching on the black when he needed to.
Besides, a great deal if Holland's value is derived from his strikeout potential and diminishing walk rate.