TB13 wrote:Yoda wrote:OK now you are taking the other extreme. You can't start comparing Felix to Clemens and RJ now.
You are actually misunderstanding me. I am in no way comparing Felix to either Clemens or RJ. I just responded to the comment that Felix's era "has been steadily climbing". I simply said that no one could have an ERA of under 1. Not even Clemens or RJ. So it was inevitable that Felix's ERA would climb.
In no way am I ready to pontificate a comparison between Felix and either of those two. Or to anyone else for that matter. He's got the goods to be great, but it is FAR too early to project his career. It is not too early to hope that I can ride him in my playoffs.
I agree. He's been great thus far and there is no question you should ride him out. He is young and I noticed he's getting the benefit of the doubt by the umps right now. It will be interesting to see how he adjusts and whether he will stay healthy or not.
Prime examples are Prior and Beckett. Two of the most talented young pitchers when they broke into the league. Dominant when healthy but both are having problems staying healthy and consistent.