virgil22 wrote:Kazmir will be a top 10 pitcher. If he can get on a comptetive team he will be a 20 game winner...it looks like he will be there this year anyway. He will be an innings eater, 225 plus strikeout pitcher hovering around a 3.00 ERA. Liriano will be a top 20 pitcher as well. I think hitters will start to figure him out but will be Santanaesque once he matures in the next 2-3 years. I realize he looks dominant this year but the sophomore slump will marginally catch up to him next year.
Overall, these guys look for real. I give Kazmir the edge right now though.
FWIW, it appears that Detroit's staff will be great next year too. Look out for guys like J. Johnson from FL and Shields from TB. Shields got rocked tonight but I foresee good things from this kid too.
I agree. I wish my big money league was a keeper with Kazmir and Liriano, as well as Hamels and Reyes. Liriano, if he doesn't suffer a sophomore slump, could also crack the top ten. Either way, the sky is the limit for these two.
I also like Chuck James from Atlanta. He is one of their top prospects.
Guys moving up next year into top 20 preseason pitchers could be Capuano, Contreras, Arroyo, Webb, Harang, Penny, Young.
Mussina and Glavine could move up but some might be skeptical due to age. If I do recall correctly, both are in a contract year.
Basically I'm complicated.
I have a hard time taking the easy way
I wouldn't call it schizophrenia
But Ill be at least two people today
If that's OK
And I can go on, and on, and on...
But who cares?