Happ has 84 wins and 1,076 strikeouts since being traded from the Phillies. The pitcher he was traded for, Oswalt, had his moments with the Phill’ies but won just 16 games in 1 1/2 seasons in Philadelphia and added four wins for the remainder of his career, retiring after going 0-6 with an 8.63 ERA with Colorado in 2013.
Houston was at the beginning stages of a rebuild that eventually culminated in the franchise winning its first World Series title in 2017 when Happ arrived and he was never comfortable there. The 6-foot-5 lefty was dealt to Toronto in 2012 and his career ended up back on track.
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He used to be a power guy. Command could always be an issue, but he made some adjustments and he has a much better feel of pitching. He doesn’t throw as hard as he used to, but he can still throw it past some pretty good hitters. But yeah, it’s turned into a real nice career.
It’s a career that with 100 wins looming and a 20-win season, Opening Day start and parts of 12 big-league seasons, the 35-year-old is content with – though he thinks he has many more years he can compete effectively.
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