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Chad Durbin retires

Nov 25, 2013, 2:50 PM EDT

You won’t have Chad Durbin to kick around anymore:


That release came after he posted a 9.00 ERA in 16 relief appearances. He failed to find an employer after that. For his whole 14-year career he played for six different clubs: the Royals, Phillies, Indians, Tigers Diamondbacks and Braves. He finishes with  a 5.03 lifetime ERA in 456 career games.

  1. pilonflats - Nov 25, 2013 at 2:57 PM

    best of luck!

  2. rjmarrella - Nov 25, 2013 at 3:26 PM

    My man, Chad! Good for you! Good Luck in all future endeavors!

  3. kcfanatic - Nov 25, 2013 at 3:27 PM

    $8,638,000…That is Chad Durbin’s combined salaries in 14 seasons. WOW

    • DelawarePhilliesFan - Nov 25, 2013 at 4:00 PM

      Actually – look again. That stat is for 10 of his 14 seasons – 4 of them are missing.

      • kcfanatic - Nov 25, 2013 at 4:21 PM

        Good point. Its hard to believe that a Chad Durbin can make that much money in Baseball. Actually, it is hard to believe that he lasted 14 seasons. Good for him. Good for MLBPA, I guess.

        BTW, as mildly below average pitcher he earned just over $10,300 per inning pitched, $2,300 per batter faced, and about $400 per pitch thrown in the majors. Not too shabby.

  4. aphillieated - Nov 25, 2013 at 3:28 PM

    Thanks for everything Chad. Enjoy your retirement!

  5. jpash42 - Nov 25, 2013 at 4:47 PM

    You failed to mention his World Series ring w/ the Phillies, seems like a big accomplishment you left out…not surprised tho…

    • kcfanatic - Nov 25, 2013 at 8:25 PM

      Your right. 2008 was his best year based on WAR and Adjusted WAR. His Adjusted WAR of 0.0 that year means that he was a JAG(Just A Guy) for a season. Most other seasons he was worse than a replacement. I doubt that his presence on the ’08 Phillies is the reason they won.

      Don’t get me wrong, to be a professional baseball player, even a slightly below average one you have to be an awesome athlete. I would have loved to have been JAG on even a crappy team. I just can’t believe that the going rate for a slightly below average relief pitcher is $400 per pitch.

      • Francisco (FC) - Nov 26, 2013 at 9:22 AM

        “It’s supposed to be hard, if it were easy EVERYBODY would do it!”

    • areyesrn - Nov 26, 2013 at 9:06 AM

      he was MONEY that year

  6. sportsdrenched - Nov 25, 2013 at 5:54 PM

    An example of a “regular” guy. Was never spectacular, probably below average, but just good enough to pitch for 14 season and make a nice living and win a World Series. To quote Montogmery Gentry, that’s something to be proud of.

  7. Minoring In Baseball - Nov 27, 2013 at 10:48 PM

    I lost track of him after he left the Tigers, but liked him when he was with the club. All the best to him.

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