Rico The Retard wrote:
did YOU see what i just wrote? you are putting too much emphasis on one year, how do you know hell put up them numbers again, in 03 whrere he threw more innings he put up 4.11 and his k/9 was a lot lower, and its not like im bashing him, hes my number 1 starter in my keeper league and im hoping as much as anyone hell have a good career, im just saying that hes not a top 5 pitcher as it seems your making him to be
How do you know that Prior will put up those kind of numbers again? Or Sheets? Or Ollie? Or Santana? Or Zambrano? Everyone else is basing their judgement on 1 (or 2 at the most) good seasons.
It doesn't concern me one bit that he posted a high era in his first full season. I think he was 19 years old at the time. I'll cut him some slack.
He's had success at every level and has met every challenge at such a young age. There is no reason to think he won't put up similar numbers this year and in the years to come. It's scary thinking how good he could be when he actually reaches his prime (but that won't be for another 6 years, lol).
For my keeper league i have Peavy ranked 4th behind RJ, Santana, and Schmidt. Because of his age, Peavy makes a better keeper than both Schilling and Pedro. Because of better offensive and defensive support, Peavy is more valuable than both Sheets and Oliver Perez (sorry, i actually value wins...something the Brewers and Pirates won't be doing too much of). Because of a better bullpen behind him, Peavy wins out over Zambrano (not to mention the fact that Zambrano's arm is going to fall off this year).
Hudson? Please. Let me know when he actually starts striking some people out to be worthwhile.
Oswalt? No offense now that Beltran and Kent are gone and Berkman on the DL. Not to mention how pathetic the Astros bullpen is outside of Brad Lidge (ooh, they signed John Franco...that makes me feel soooo much better).
And to top it all off. Peavy gets to pitch in arguably the best pitcher's park in the league for half of his starts. Game. Set. Match.