Thursday wrote:I think people tend to forget how much this dude gets hurt. I hate when you project for a guy, and you have to say, IF he stays healthy. Harden hasn't done that, and i don't like him this year either.
when did these frequent injuries occur? he was hurt last season, true, but he made 31 starts in 04 and came up in july of 03 and pitched a full august and september. this kid is 24 years old, and if you extrapolated his 05 numbers to a full healthy season (33 starts) , it comes out to:
17 Wins, 200 K, with a 2.53 era and 1.06 WHIP. while he wont put up exactly those numbers, i think he could realistically put up those 17 wins with 200 K and an era around 2.85 and 1.05 whip.....putting him easily into the top 5, and likely only behind santana and peavy, and very close to peavy at that.
Goldy is King.