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Any doubt left on the best pitcher in MLB? (when healthy)

Postby tinfoilxtouch » Thu Jun 26, 2008 6:19 pm

So after seeing Harden fan 11 guys today, and after watching him do this for whatever portion of the year he stays healthy each season... is there any other guy in MLB who would be more of a sure-fire lock to win the Cy Young every season if they just hit 200 IP?
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Re: Any doubt left on the best pitcher in MLB? (when healthy)

Postby dclark0699 » Thu Jun 26, 2008 6:22 pm

Everything I've read has said he's been doing it with two pitches as well.

Ben Sheets is the other one.
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Re: Any doubt left on the best pitcher in MLB? (when healthy)

Postby ROC AllStars » Thu Jun 26, 2008 7:43 pm

In my mind staying healthy is a big part of being the best pitcher in MLB. Sure, there are injuries that result from bad luck, but there are also injuries that result from poor conditioning and a disregard for one's body. Don't get me wrong, Harden is great, when he plays. But if I was a GM responsible for putting together a team that could win day in and day out, I would be reluctant to sign him.
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Re: Any doubt left on the best pitcher in MLB? (when healthy)

Postby SlightlyStoopid » Thu Jun 26, 2008 8:00 pm

Best in the Majors? Nope. I know a couple guys named Lincecum and Hamels that would probably agree with me.
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Thu Jun 26, 2008 8:03 pm

I'd say Pavano is the best when healthy. }:-)
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Postby Yanks_Baby » Thu Jun 26, 2008 8:04 pm

SlightlyStoopid wrote:Best in the Majors? Nope. I know a couple guys named Lincecum and Hamels that would probably agree with me.

What about Mr, Peavy?
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Re: Any doubt left on the best pitcher in MLB? (when healthy)

Postby Pogotheostrich » Thu Jun 26, 2008 8:05 pm

Pogotheostrich wrote:I'd say Pavano is the best when healthy. }:-)

No, I take that back it has to be Prior. ;-)
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Re: Any doubt left on the best pitcher in MLB? (when healthy)

Postby SlightlyStoopid » Thu Jun 26, 2008 8:12 pm

Yanks_Baby wrote:
SlightlyStoopid wrote:Best in the Majors? Nope. I know a couple guys named Lincecum and Hamels that would probably agree with me.

What about Mr, Peavy?


Yea he could come to the meeting as well.
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Re: Any doubt left on the best pitcher in MLB? (when healthy)

Postby tinfoilxtouch » Thu Jun 26, 2008 8:20 pm

SlightlyStoopid wrote:Best in the Majors? Nope. I know a couple guys named Lincecum and Hamels that would probably agree with me.


What is this Hamels thing? He has never had an ERA under 3.0 at any point during his MLB career. You can pretty much bank on Harden putting up sub-2.75 ERA numbers whenever he's actually pitching. The K/9 are even for both on their careers. Cole Hamels is very, very good and might well be the best pitcher in baseball by this time next season, but right now he's just another top-tier guy.
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