jdh wrote:I've seen him on TV several times. The problem I have with him is that he has never won more than 13 games before this season, has a history of serious arm problems, and if this is a breakout season, he's doing it at a very late age. Maybe he is a late bloomer like Schilling, but I would bet against it. I think he'll either spend signifigant time on the DL or have a major drop off next season. I just don't trust him.
The arm problems he had were many years ago. Since he joined the Giants in 2001 he is 34-13, 2.92 ERA, 9.12 Ks per 9 IP, 1.118 WHIP. The reasons he's only won 13 games before was because
1) arm problems at a young age
2) played for the Pirates for six seasons (main reason)
His breakout really started in 2001 when he joined the Giants but nobody noticed other than Giant's fans.