so instead of a guy that has had a 3.45 era and a 1.19 whip the last 4 years you would rather have the back problem none as oswalt????
Oswalt has been a slightly better pitcher over the last 4 years while pitching in a tougher division. And while Oswalt had a back problem in 2011, Kuroda missed even more time a few years ago. According to reports, Oswalt is ready to go for the start of 2012.
And im not sold on the al east being that hard to pitch against....
Then go look up the team hitting stats by division and see if you come to the same conclusion after viewing those. The AL East is the best hitting division in baseball by a good margin.
just off the top of my head i think there were(not yankees) 4 pitchers in the east with era's below 3....several in the east that hit 200 k's, and several that had 15 wins or more.....
Your logic here doesn't make sense. So since the AL East had 4 good pitchers last season that means the AL East doesn't have good hitting?
By this logic, the AL and NL Central have the best hitting because there were few good pitchers in those divisions (comparatively speaking). Have you ever thought that maybe those pitchers success has something to do with the talent of said pitchers? And not the hitting?