I watched him pitch for the Cards last year and he was god awful. And the year before he had a nice record and looked good on paper, but his strand rate for runners was ridiculously high, and he got very lucky to have those stats. He's not very good, so no, he's not for real.
At least I don't think so.
"Oh, that Lankford and McGee, the trio of 'em. They're a one-man wrecking crew."
2005 Stats 13 Wins 2.55 ERA, 1.38 WHIP yes that's a pretty high WHIP, but he's pitching great this year and he plays for the Mets, so I think 15 Wins and a sub 4 ERA is very realistic and worthwhile of a roster spot