SpecialFNK wrote:i dont think anyone is saying Santana is bad, but hes not performing as expected. i didnt draft Johan but i traded for him early on. i was thinking i was going to be getting the performance from Johan that others have gotten from Lee. Johan going to the NL was supposed to be an easier league, i was expecting someone who would dominate. i was expecting someone who at this point of the season would have attleast 2 games(maybe more) with 0 ER, but he hasnt even had 1.
i want to see the numbers he had in 2006, not 2007.
I think a good deal of those who believed Johan would be the clear-cut runaway #1 ace, with top 5 draft pick status in hand for 2009, overrated what the move to the NL would entail. As Jason pointed out, it's more about his stuff not quite being up to scratch for Johan's lofty standards, especially that slider. The result is a continued penchant to give up a HR every now and then. I think Johan will be a top 3 SP by season's end, but there's a good chance he doesn't elevate himself to 1st round status.