saxeT1979 wrote:Willis' inconsistency is not a valid argument. He's played one complete season. Is that really a large enough sample size to predict he will be inconsistent for the rest of his career? I for one do not think so. Take that with what I said about Willis having more experience, playing half of his games in a pitchers park and playing on a solid(winning) team. Plus without the high injury risk of Patterson...its really not even close.
Willis has pitched almost 400 innings now, that's pretty much 2 complete seasons. I like Willis too...I'm not saying I don't....I am just saying that Patterson has even more upside if he can just stay healthy. Patterson should have more Ks and a lower WHIP. Plus, Washington seems much improved this year, therefore W's shouldn't be too far off. And Washington's stadium isn't exactly hitter friendly either.
All I'm saying is that the trade shouldn't be vetoed because of how you view a player...it's uneven to some people, and he definitely could have gotten more if he would have tried....but it shouldn't be vetoed necessarily.