TheYanks04 wrote:How aboout for starters:
You have an injured Mark Prior over Schmidt.
I thought the injury wasn't as serious as first speculated, and that Prior isn't expected to miss any time out of the gate.... ?
You have Oswalt at 10 and Sheets at 1?
Well, yeah. Looking at last year:
Oswalt: 7.8K/9IP, 3.49 ERA, 1.24 WHIP
Sheets: 10K/9IP, 2.70 ERA, 0.98 WHIP
As for the wins, 20 is hard to repeat twice in a row to begin with, but add that with an Astros offense that, lost Beltran, is getting older, and a closer (Lidge) who just may crack having no help at all in that bullpen.
I see the two having very similar Win totals, with Sheets having a big edge with every other category.
You have Jon Lieber finishing worse than Jeff Suppan and Joe Kennedy and Victor Zambrano. Same for John Thomson.
And Eric Milton (please) over all of them.
I know Kennedy pitches at Coors, but I can't ignore the numbers he put up last year pitching in thin air. V-Zambrano... you have to think there's a reason the Mets gave up Kazmir to get him. He's a limitation-of-walks away from being a very good starter, just look at his other numbers. Milton is more of a hunch. He's overpaid but I have a feeling he'll earn at least most of those dollars this year.