Cardinals vs. Brewers: Randy Wolf Stellar (Or: What's A Couple Of Solo Homers Among Division Rivals?)

When the Brewers signed Randy Wolf to the non-coupon price of $28 million over three years, they were hoping he could fix a rotation that spent 2009 messing around with Braden Looper, David Bush, and Jeff Suppan. Just look at those names. It's like a bad fantasy team from 2005.

Wolf was ... okay. He wasn't the kind of pitcher who could support a rotation on his own, which led to the Shaun Marcum/Zack Greinke revamping, but he was okay. As a #4 starter? He's more than acceptable. Enviable, even.

The most surprising thing about Randy Wolf over the last few years, though? His durability. For the first time in his 13-year career, he's gone over 200 innings in three straight seasons. From 2004 through 2007, he was constantly injured, rarely throwing over 200 innings combined in two consecutive seasons.

He hasn't been great -- he certainly hasn't come close to the success he had with the Dodgers before the contract -- but he's been pretty valuable to the Brewers.

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