LBJackal wrote:shortsavage wrote:LBJackal wrote:I know he's not a big K pitcher, but when him and Harden were coming up last year there was a debate over who was actually better - Harden, the glamour K pitccher who throws heat and had the perfect inning streak, or Duchsch-bag, who doesn't K a lot but has great control and is more mature.
I'm not sure about the solidity of this point. Duchscherer was comparable to Harden for a very short period of time. I will be very surprised if The Duke starts the season in the Athletic's rotation.
And it's not like Blanton is breezing through AAA..... he has a 4.19 ERA and a 1.32 WHIP in the PCL.
Keep in mind that the PCL is commonly dubbed a hitter's league. And some managers pull tricky stunts. I went to Huddy's rehab assignment in Sacramento (AAA) this season and the Redhawks' (Tex) manager started like seven guys (DH included) who hit left handed against Hudson.