mikcou wrote:DGroundhog wrote:I think steve made a good point comparing them the way he did. I don't completely agree with the final tally, but there is certainly a lot of 'washes' coming from Brooklyn.
It ssemed quite unbiased to me.
It was a good way of comparing the pitchers. However is schilling really injury prone? Does one season of odd injuries make him injury prone?
Well he is 38 or 39, moving to a new league (we all know he's a preperation freak with hitters), and into a ballpark that I believe he has struggled with in the past...if somebody could bring up his career stats at fenway maybe they could prove me wrong but just going off of the top of my head. I honestly do not think he will be a dominant pitcher this year and you might kill me for saying it now, but come October I believe I will be right.
Maddux was not his dominating self last season and in fact he looked like a mediocre pitcher. That leave Prior and Wood which is a deadly combo but are they the best staff? I'd have to say no. I think OVERALL Boston, New York, and Oakland have better staffs but if Maddux and the youngsters like Clement can prove they are dominant pitchers again then the Cubs will be hard to beat.