ajgnydc722 wrote: New Zealand Fan wrote: ajgnydc722 wrote:
New Zealand Fan wrote:Beckett
Not sure how that makes any sense whatsoever.
The fact Beckett is ranked top or that Santana is last ?
Beckett is always hurt and hasn't really proved too much. Santana hasn't either but he's stayed healthy so far (knock on wood) and has proved to be a dominating pitcher when he's on. No possible way Sheets can be ranked above Santana IMO. Even Oswalt is too low.
Beckett hasn't really proved too much
World Series MVP takes some beating.
I have no doubt he is comfortably the best pitcher on that list. To say he is always hurt is rubbish. Sure he has had blister problems but he has only missed 3 of his last 42 scheduled starts. He will be back anchoring the best rotation in the majors again this week.
Zambrano is clearly second. He has been an absolute horse the last two seasons and shows no signs of slowing down.
Oswalt like Beckett has had injury concerns and has looked ordinary at times this season but his overall record since hitting the bigs in 2001 is first class and he deserves his 3rd spot.
Sheets is ahead of Santana due to his consistency this season and he has proved he is a far better pitcher now than he was last season and is getting better all the time.
Looking at his overall record this season and the fact that Santana has only been a SP less than a season overall, he clearly deserves to be ranked last on that list. Pitching in the weakest divison his numbers before facing weak NL teams in interleague play was average to say the least.