monkeyman3434 wrote:Doug Davis, look at his stats from last year, and it wasnt a fluke, miller park is a homer park and he gave up..i think it was something like 17 hr all year with a 3.6something era, 150 K's and solid #2 starter to sheets, with the brewers offense improved this year (miller at C over moeller, carlos lee instead of grieve, and brady clark over pods at leadoff) along with the defense being improved (clark in CF, pods was TERRIBLE, miller and moeller still catching, jj hardy and spivey up the middle) there is no reason his stats will get any worse benson has been overrated and overhyped his whole career
I agree with this. Actually, his ERA was 3.39 and he K'd 166 while allowing just 14 HR. In fact, if you take out the first two games of the season, he looks even better. 3.10 ERA with only 10 HR allowed (he allowed 4 in the first 2 games against Stl and Hou). I'd pencil him in for something like this:
13-10, 3.54 ERA, 165 K, 1.38 WHIP
His only problem is occasional control difficulties (Sheets had 32 BB, Davis had 79), which could make his WHIP a little higher than one would like. At any rate, I would take him over perennial underacheiver Benson.