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GaMBLe0709 wrote:Worth picking up? 4-0 on a Red Sox's team trying to hold onto the top spot. So far impressive but against mediocre teams. What do guys think? Is he the real deal? Another Lincecum/Gallardo type of guy?
wildbill wrote:Some of the ESPN writers have been asked about him in their chats this past week and they all basically said he was never an elite prospect and is really nothing special. You can try riding the hot streak and he'll probably get a few extra wins on that team but don't be shocked if he goes out one day and gives up 7 or 8 runs in 3 innings of work. Look at what happened to a similar pitcher, Kyle Kendrick, in his last start after pitching better then expected in his first 6 games after he was called up (5 runs, 5 1/3 IP). Sure it could last but don't you think h'ed have been hyped in the media if he was really this good?
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