Originally Posted by Tragg
For those scoring at home
Brandon McCarthy 39-43, 4.11, 1.297 (whip), 721 IP
John Danks 57-61, 4.14, 1.31 (whip), 981 IP
Remarkably similar, except that Danks has been more durable (18 more wins, 18 more losses, 260 more innings). On that note alone I think it's fair to say the Sox "won" the trade. However, Danks really is a "league average #3 starter" and therefore consumes a disproportionately large chunk of the Sox payroll.