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Ian Kennedy traded to Padres

7/31/2013

Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Ian Kennedy certainly seemed to need a change of scenery after struggling to a 4.47 ERA since the start of 2011, and honestly, what better place than San Diego? Not only is the weather awesome, but that large ballpark can make any fly ball pitcher look better than he really is. With Kennedy, his fall from 21-win grace in 2011 to below-average starting pitcher in 2013 showed both extremes. He’s neither as good as he once looked nor as bad as the numbers show from this season.