howardryan6 wrote:Let's see. Tim is in a terrible offensive division. He lead the league in strikeouts. His bullpen doesn't lose him games. He has a friendly ball park. He has a nasty out pitch.
Brandon Webb - gets the wins, but doesn't get the Ks
Johan Santana - in a tough offensive division, should get the wins and Ks, but will have a high ERA
CC Sabathia - in the most offensive division in baseball, will get the wins and the Ks but will have a high ERA
Johan Santana has never had a high ERA in his entire career as a starting pitcher. Why will he have one in '09? Why will Sabathia suddenly have an ERA in a division where top pitchers have shown their ability to have great ratios? Brandon Webb has struck out 194 and 183 batters the last two years, hardly something to shake a stick at, and 4th in the NL in '07.
I'm not saying Tim isn't a great fantasy pitcher, but I don't think I'd call him the most valuable pitcher in the league. The above three, or at least two of the three, along with guys like Hamels have something to say about that.