1.58 Colorado - ignore
1.79 Colorado - ignore
A pitcher with over 1.3 whip hurts your team, in 2 out of 10 years in his career he has managed to have a 1.3 or lower WHIP. In 5 of those 10 years he had a 1.4 whip or higher. His career whip is 1.44. I'm not going to judge a pitcher by half of a year when he has had a 10 year career.
Again, like I've told LBJ...look into the stats, don't always accept them at face value. The two worst years in that list were in Colorado so you can ignore those. Also, he had knee surgery over the offseason to correct a knee problem which had been bothering him for a LONG time. He has said that he feels much more comfortable on the mound than he has in a long time...which I think is directly correllated to the decreased walks. He is capable of posting a 1.25 WHIP or so, which isn't bad at all.