zepfan wrote:He had been pretty good for Montreal prior to 2004 so it's not like 2007 came out of nowhere really. He is just wildly inconsistent not only from year to year but also from start to start. Basically expect inconsistency and you won't be shocked when he gets shelled just as when he throws a gem. Although his WHIP is higher now than it has been since 2000 so that is a little concerning. Still, he's just about impossible to predict unless this is the beginning of a downward career trend. He's still young enuogh and has remained healthy most of his career so I still expect him to bounce back at some point. Whether it's this year or not.
04, 05, 06 were very similar and then he put together a good season in 07. 08 looks more in line with 04-06. Number prior to 04 is virtually meaningless since that was over 5 years ago and players change.