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Postby ocmusicjunkie » Mon Apr 18, 2005 5:31 am


He's going to win 3-5 more games than sheets... even with the Astro hitting.

Guys, think about the closer he has behind him... then compare that to Sheets.

Also, it's entirely possible he could have better WHIP, ERA, and K numbers. Don't base everything on one season.
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Postby crapshooter » Mon Apr 18, 2005 7:51 am

Both are great pictures to own but Oswalt will have better season because he's with a better team.
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Postby LBJackal » Mon Apr 18, 2005 8:56 am

Run support has very little to do with a pitcher's value. It usually doesn't affect more than 1 or 2 W's all season, despite how it seems like it's more than that. And that's when there's a big gap between run support. With teams like Houston and Milwaukee, I'd say the difference in run support is a non-factor in terms of wins. Actually so far Milwaukee has scored 5 more runs and they don't even play in a bandbox which inflates those numbers.

The closers also make a difference obviously... but it's hard to say how much. Houston only has Lidge, while Milwaukee only has Adams.

To me, it's close but I give the edge to Sheets. Everything will be close across the board except WHIP which he should have a pretty big advantage in due to not walking anybody.

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Postby Yoda » Mon Apr 18, 2005 9:13 am

As LBJ stated in the previous post, you should pick pitchers based on their performance not the team they pitch for. Wins are almost random and while Oswalt will almost certainly get more Ws I seriously doubt he will beat Sheets in the other categories. It's close but Sheets is a far better pitcher.
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Postby Melo255 » Mon Apr 18, 2005 11:09 am

I don't think Sheets is a FAR better pitcher than Oswalt at all. Oswalt is one of the most talented pitchers in baseball. Oswalt is only 1 year older than Sheets and has had a much better career to date. With that being said I'll still take Sheets by a tiny margin.
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Postby dannahann » Mon Apr 18, 2005 3:38 pm

Average projections (13 sources) have them close, as they should IMO:
Oswalt: 218IP / 18-8 / 195K / 3.22 / 1.17
Sheets: 223IP / 14-11 / 233K / 3.14 / 1.09
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Postby BigMusky » Mon Apr 18, 2005 3:42 pm

I think Sheets has a huge season this year. Brewers have just enough offense to turn some of those losses into wins. Did not show against St Louis, but I believe that to be a variance from the norm. Oswalt is not as durable and that always has to be taken into consideration.
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Postby Statman101 » Mon Apr 18, 2005 3:58 pm

I'd take Oswalt. If he gets through the regular season without injury, he could post some huge numbers.
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