shortsavage wrote: slomo007 wrote: blankman wrote:
slomo007 wrote:Santana, no contest.
Care to elaborate? I don't see the difference being monumental as you say.
I own both, so I'm just sticking with both
It's simple really....Santana has the past stats to back up his performace recently. Sheets doesn't. I'm not saying Sheets won't continue pitching well, but why take the chance that he will return to his prior self when you can practically be assured of a stud in Santana?
It's all about their risk.
Lol, Santana first began starting in the second half of last season. His numbers were excellent, but he did not match them for the first quarter of this season. So, he has been good for about 3/4 of a season. Sheets on the other hand has been getting better since he began in 2001
. If you still think that Sheets is a risky, you have not been following him at all.
You're better than this slomo.
That's actually incorrect. He spot started as far back as 2000, but didn't start getting regular starts until late 2002. He was slated to be in the starting rotation at the beginning of last year but Minnesota believed at the time he was more valuable as a long middle reliever. If you remember, his starts up until this year rarely went past 5 or 6 innings so I don't necessarily blame them, but he proved them wrong.
This year however he can go deep into games by trying to induce some ground balls instead of striking everyone out (which he still does).
For the record, I still say Santana but it's not by much. Sheets was bound to start looking like this as well but I do believe he's pitching slightly above his ability (however I don't have much to prove that except his past record).