noseeum wrote: Yoda wrote:
noseeum wrote:I don't get the "what did you expect" comment. He's not hurt. If he's hurt, he's out. Fine.
If he's pitching, what you DON'T expect is a 4.50 ERA, which he hasn't approached in the last three years. Mediocrity is one thing. Completely stinking up the joint is another.
He's always hurt. He's a good pitcher but not a top pitcher like he was for 3 months last year.
Yoda, this is not even responding to my point. He's been hurt several times, yes.
But when he's pitched, he's had a 3.63 ERA for the past 3 years. Not just 3 months last year. 3 years. So no one should have EXPECTED a 4.5 ERA. Esp when he's moved to a pitcher's park. One could have expected him to miss a few weeks because of injury. One could have expected him to have to round back into form after missing a couple of weeks. But one should not have expected him to have a 6.54 ERA in his last six starts, which if you take out the Boston start balloons to 8.43 in 5 starts. He hasn't pitched that poorly since he's become a starter, or he obviously wouldn't even have a job. If he's hurt they should DL him. If he's not, he should be pitching better.
Hurt is better. He can be put on the DL. Crappy pitching while not being hurt stinks.
I am referring to people who thought that he would pitch like he did during the 3-4 month stretch last year. I think that most people who drafted him thought that they were getting a top 5 pitcher.
<-----------Not this guy though.
Last edited by Yoda on Wed Jun 04, 2008 12:55 pm, edited 1 time in total.
"Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that." ~George Carlin