slomo i never said the AL West was a "bad" offensive division. i just said that it was "inferior" to the AL East.
anyways, it seems like some we're talking tooooooo much about wins, which is belive it or not, one of the four cats that a SP contributes towards in a standard 5x5 roto. its also happens to be arguably the most "lucky" cat too involving more intangibles than any other cat. anyways, im not sure exactly how relevant this is today but did anyone notice that in the past 3 three years Mulder has had a significantly better w% and one more 20 win season than the Moose has had in his entire career.
all this despite pitching for the worse offensive team all the time.
anyways if you wanna look at anything other than wins, their whip is really close (but this year i expect Mulder to have a slightly better whip but it can still go either way), Mulder should end up with the better ERA, and Ks which in the past wouldve easily gone to Mussina but with his decreased velocity and everything else hes going through it'll be closer even though he should still come out on top. but heres an important thing to consider- Mulder threw 9 CG and 186 innings last year in 26 games compared to Mussina's 2 in 31 starts. one can safely assume that since Mulder will throw more innings (even more so cos of the weak pen and Mussina will see himself taken out earlier cos of how good that pen is) .so he'll have a more positive effect on your teams pitching stats. and thats prolly why i dont completely accept the IP argument earlier in the thread- id gladly take the extra two shutout innings with 2 Ks added in rather than reserving it for someone else whos prolly not as good just for a chance to get more "wins."
aanyways its prolly pretty close for me to decide the better FBB pitcher on the basis of stats and specific decisions might depend on what your staff needs but what kinda makes it a lil easier for me is how Mussinas looked until now which isnt too encouraging.