Matthias wrote:Peavy > Howard right now; one 15-day DL stint is not as bad as 7 weeks of being sucky.
Don't kid yourself.
Not when it involves a pitcher and an elbow injury. Elbow injuries scare me to death.
Howard is also heating up big time.
As a Howard owner I would definitely not trade him for Peavy right now.
And I'm sure someone who had Peavy...
4 wins (37th in MLB starters), 2.91 ERA (16th), 1.16 WHIP (21st), 60K's (6th)
wouldn't trade him for Howard...
.195 (179th in MLB hitters), 31 Runs (29th), 12 HRs (5th), 29 RBIs (29th), 0 SB's (tied for last)
Even now that Howard is, "heating up big time" he's still only 17-for-75 (.227 AVG) in May or 8-for-30 (.267 AVG) in the last week. It's just that 5 of those hits this week and 7 on the month are HRs (and that's with his 3-for-5, 2HR night last night). But he has a long road to climb, especially given that 69 times, or 40% of his total ABs
, have ended in a strikeout.
0-3 to 4-3. Worst choke in the history of baseball. Enough said.