Heavy Lumber wrote:A. Randy Johnson - or has age and wear/tear finally caught up to the Big Unit?
B. Curt Schilling - will the workhorse continue to log big innings this year?
C. Greg Maddux - he had a sub-par year by his standards, however, is a return to 18 games and a low three ERA on the horizon, once we found out where he will be pitching?
I think Randy Johnson will be a great bargain at this year's drafts. If you're willing to take a chance on him, he's got a huge upside for a 4th (or so) round pick. Schilling should have an exceptional year in Boston, as it usually takes a half season for a league to adjust to a good starting pitcher, so he'll be improving with his move.
Maddux, IMO, is the worst bet of the three to regain his career averages. He doesn't have the mental edge anymore of knowing that his stuff will work, and with the umpires shrinking the strike zones, he's got less room to pitch on the black.
Another Year, Another Championship. I'm 2 for 2.