DK nice post
I like Pedro going to Shea versus Fenway, and facing no dh.
Prior 2nd, Zambrano 3rd, Wood 4th.
I'm not trying to change anyone's opinions, but i see quite a few misconceptions being stated.
Pedro had the 2nd highest k/9 last year in al at 9.41. Zambrano was next closest of the others at 8.07.
What's this 6 inning stuff? Pedro had the most starts of the bunch, and the most innings. Let's look at innings per start.
As far as Pedro's 3.90 era, it still ranked 9th in the higher scoring al. Using ERC, which is a estimate of what a era should have been based on their pitching performance, it was 3.44.
As far as run support, true NY will score less. But sometimes you never know. Ishii with LA, lead the nl in run support.
One thing not good for Zambrano down the line is Baker. Zambrano had the 3rd highest pitches per start at 111.8. That's just plain crazy on a young arm. I truly believe it's what's wrong with Zito. Just some things to ponder.
Sure Pedro's fastball is down, but he's using other pitches. His 15.8% of chageups was 9th highest in al, his 14.4% curveballs was 8th highest.