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Postby Mookie4ever » Mon Feb 16, 2004 9:31 pm

LBJackal wrote:Hudson
Mulder
Zito

Hudson is the obvious #1, he's just plain awesome. Mulder and Zito are pretty much the same player stats wise. Personally, I'll take Mulder who has proven he can win games without getting a lot of K's, unlike Zito.


What is so "obvious" about Hudson being the #1?

Zito Cy Young in 2002
Mulder may have won it last year if not for the hip.
Both have proven that they can dominate for extended periods. I think that Zito can bounce back. The three are separated by an eyelash for me.
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Postby RynMan » Mon Feb 16, 2004 9:53 pm

Mookie4ever wrote:
LBJackal wrote:Hudson
Mulder
Zito

Hudson is the obvious #1, he's just plain awesome. Mulder and Zito are pretty much the same player stats wise. Personally, I'll take Mulder who has proven he can win games without getting a lot of K's, unlike Zito.


What is so "obvious" about Hudson being the #1?

Zito Cy Young in 2002
Mulder may have won it last year if not for the hip.
Both have proven that they can dominate for extended periods. I think that Zito can bounce back. The three are separated by an eyelash for me.


Hudson is the most consistant performer. He is more dominant, and if he had 18-20 wins last season probably would have won cy young.
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Postby DominicanLou » Mon Feb 16, 2004 11:00 pm

How about:

Harden
Hudson
Mulder
Zito

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Postby GSes » Mon Feb 16, 2004 11:02 pm

Harden WILL arrive in 2004. Mulder had a horrible rookie season in 2000 and in 2001 he busted out. I see Harden living up to last year's hype and making it the A's foursome.

Last year Harden was being compared to Prior.
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Postby RynMan » Mon Feb 16, 2004 11:05 pm

GSes wrote:Harden WILL arrive in 2004. Mulder had a horrible rookie season in 2000 and in 2001 he busted out. I see Harden living up to last year's hype and making it the A's foursome.

Last year Harden was being compared to Prior.


yeah, i like harden. i dunno if i would gamble on him tho.....would anyone? maybe in late drafts...
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Postby HOOTIE » Tue Feb 17, 2004 1:05 am

GSes wrote:Last year Harden was being compared to Prior.


Comparing anyone to Prior is a little farfetched. Beckett is the only guy who really compares.
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Postby BobbyRoberto » Tue Feb 17, 2004 1:08 am

With Mulder's hip problem, I would have to drop him to 3.

Hudson
Zito
Mulder

Harden won't pitch 200 innings this year as a #5 starter. I'd consider him late in drafts, though.
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Postby HOOTIE » Tue Feb 17, 2004 1:09 am

RynMan wrote:Hudson is the most consistant performer. He is more dominant, and if he had 18-20 wins last season probably would have won cy young.


Explain how he's more dominant?
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Postby RynMan » Tue Feb 17, 2004 1:54 am

HOOTIE wrote:
RynMan wrote:Hudson is the most consistant performer. He is more dominant, and if he had 18-20 wins last season probably would have won cy young.


Explain how he's more dominant?


he has the best stuff of the three. ask any A's fan that follows the a's closely, they'll tell you hudson is most likely the ace of the staff. He made the red sox look foolish in the playoffs last year, beat pedro. He dominated the best offense in the AL, possibly the ML.
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Postby HOOTIE » Tue Feb 17, 2004 2:12 am

RynMan wrote:he has the best stuff of the three. ask any A's fan that follows the a's closely, they'll tell you hudson is most likely the ace of the staff. He made the red sox look foolish in the playoffs last year, beat pedro. He dominated the best offense in the AL, possibly the ML.


I would never ask any teams fans for info. Scouting reports grade Hudson at 7.1, Mulder at 7.1, Zito at 7.0. Basically a wash. Zito throws the softest, but has maybe bb best curve.
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