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Postby Transmogrifier » Sat Oct 25, 2003 11:52 am

OK, I thought I'd open this up for discussion:

You have one game to win, who to you pick to pitch.

Two options: Current major leaguer, and all-time MLB.

My answers: Pedro and Bob Gibson.
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Postby eftda » Sat Oct 25, 2003 11:55 am

2001 RJ and 2003 Prior
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Postby Absolutely Adequate » Sat Oct 25, 2003 11:56 am

I'll probably catch some flack for these answers, but off the top of my head I'd go with Roy Halladay and Joe McGinnity. Both guys are reliable and can go the distance (especially Joe). As Pedro ages, he begins to scare me as the day goes on... generally, around the 8th inning.
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Postby DK » Sat Oct 25, 2003 1:04 pm

All-Time:Either Jack Morris or Sandy Koufax

Today: Prior
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Postby Lofunzo » Sat Oct 25, 2003 1:38 pm

Koufax and Gibson with strong consideration to a late 90's Pedro.
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Postby ramble2 » Sat Oct 25, 2003 2:55 pm

All-Time: Koufax or Gibson

Today: I'll put in another vote for Halladay. He can go the distance. Second place goes to Zito - if he's had enough rest (grumble grumble).
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Postby PresHabib » Sat Oct 25, 2003 5:52 pm

today: Pedro...for the sake of not being bias I will pick a non-redsox as well...and that guy would be Roy Halladay...throws strikes, eats innings, nasty breaking ball...don't count out Jason Schmidt either

All time...toughy...Christy Mathewson and Walter Big Train Johnson are good picks..as is Lefty Grove....but I gotta also go with ridiculously mean Bob Gibson.

new answer, the FUTURE pick...Josh Beckett Josh Beckett Josh Beckett!! Had him on my fantasy team this year and he did awesome and I'm glad to see him flourishing in the post season.
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Postby orange12 » Sat Oct 25, 2003 6:43 pm

Retired:
Whitey Ford: Most wins in WS history (10), 2.71 ERA
Christy Mathewson: 5-5 1.06 ERA in 11 WS games
Jim Palmer: 8-3, 2.60 ERA in 17 Postseason games
Sandy Koufax: .95 ERA! in 8 WS games
Red Ruffing: 7-2 2.63 ERA in 10 WS games
Lefty Gomez: 6-0 2.86 ERA in 7 WS games
Orel Hershiser: 8-3 2.66 ERA in 22 Postseason games
Fernandeo Valenzuela: 5-1 1.98 ERA in 9 Postseason games

Active:
'99 Pedro
'98 or '99 El Duque
'95 or '96 Tom Glavine
'96 John Smoltz
'01 Schilling
'01 Johnson
'03 Prior

My all time favorite:
Bob Gibson: 7-2, 1.89 ERA, and 8 CG in the WS!
Absolutely devastated the Red Sox in the '67 Series with 3 wins, all CGs, and one of them being a SHO. And unlike today's pitchers, Gibson did this on what we call "short rest".
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Postby wrveres » Sat Oct 25, 2003 7:35 pm

hmmmm,,

History ..... Koufax ....
Current .... Prior ...

just my opinion and I am sticking to it .... It was hard not to put Pedro at Current. But It was current in the question, not based upon 2 years ago. So it made it easier for me. :-)

Prior was just "stupid" amazing this year .... will he get better? Hmm... Scary ..
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Postby eftda » Sun Oct 26, 2003 12:45 am

what about clemens? 1986
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