"The best thing for me to do was to get out of there. It wasn't fair to show up to the games like that for the fans and my teammates. I was doing more harm than good.
"When Razor left, that was the icing on the cake."
I found some video of him on YouTube, and conducted a small scouting report... His fastball sits at 88-89, but he can turn it up to 93 on occasion. His changeup didn't impress me at all, and he couldn't throw it for strikes in the video I watched. Other reports on his change are better low-80's with good movement. His breaking ball looks kind of like a slurve, and he can throw it from mid-to-high 70's.
He's not in the same class as lefties with elite stuff in the states (Santana, Liriano, Sabathia, Willis) and probably falls behind the class that gets by without dominating stuff (Mulder, Zito, Buehrle, Glavine, Rogers) but he figures to be better than your typical league average lefty. I think he compares very favorably to Cleveland's Cliff Lee.
He could command between $5 and $10M in the posting process and get a 3-4 year deal with an annual salary around $7M. Good pickup for the backend of the rotation for teams with money to burn. (i.e. the teams that miss out on Matsuzaka)