Lofunzo wrote:Because Pettitte is a gamer and he is a proven playoff performer. I don't care what his regular season stats are. When playoff time comes around, there is no one on that team that I would rather have on the mound, unless it's the 8th or 9th inning and his name is Mariano Rivera.
Gamer? Yea hes proven allright. That hes the same mediocre pitcher in postseason, that he is during the year.
In 8 world series games before this year, he had a 5.08 era. A record of 2-3. Lets look back.
96 ws 5.91 era
99 ws 12.27 era
01 ws 10.00 era
His overall postseason era in 25 games was less then stellar at 4.49. The guy is the most overhyped pitcher east of the Mississippi.
As far as that article. Anyone silly enough to give Colon 70 mil, and Tejada 75 mil, deserves to lose.