mark8037 wrote:Seriously this isn't even close. Sheet plays on a sucky team that will frustrate even the best pitchers in to submission. Sheets lost a lot of steam after the all star break and was average at best coz the brewers couldn't score. You might get the Ks but dont expect too many wins.
Santana all the way (maybe the first or second pitcher of the board)
Oh really? Not even close? Well let's see aside from Ws which the pitcher has very little control over, tell me if these are close:
265K, 2.61 ERA, 0.92 WHIP
264K, 2.70 ERA, 0.98 WHIP
Don't know about you but they look awfully close to me. So you may want to do a little research before you make declarations like that.
Also consider, Minnie had the 17th best offense, MIL had the 29th. Finally, Minnie had the 12th best defense, MIL had the 25th. So clearly, Santana was helped IMMENSELY by his team while Sheets was not.
I think Santana is a great pitcher and may become the best if he can come close to his 04 performance. However, at this point, if we are just comparing raw skills, Sheets is just as good.
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