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Kennedy usually throws better in the second half.
2012 stats: 100.2 IP, 6-7, 4.20 ERA, 90 Ks, 1.32 WHIP
Ian Kennedy had four losses all of last season. He already has seven this year.
Kennedy has failed to repeat his success from last year so far, but he could easily turn it around after the All-Star break.
For one, he owns a 3.69 FIP, suggesting that he has pitched better than his 4.20 ERA suggests. Secondly, he's a career second-half pitcher.
In Kennedy's career, he's 19-20 with a 4.24 ERA before the All-Star game. But after the break, Kennedy is 18-5 with a 2.81 ERA.
Kennedy's owner might be frustrated. Send him an offer, trying to get Kennedy for less than he's worth.