- 08/26/2013, 01:55PM ET
HighwayCrossingFrog said 08/26, 01:55 PM
1. Randy Johnson,
Virtually any of his cy young years..
2. Glavine's cy young year..
He wasn't quite as dominating, as Randy Johnson was..
3. Cliff lee,
Not quite as dominating as Glavine.. ha ha..
4. Johan santana
5. Billy Wagner..
6. Barry zito
7. Andy petite..
8. David Wells
9. John Rocker..
10. Arthur Rhodes
CuntryBlumpkin said 08/26, 07:47 PM
I'm gonna replace John Rocker, Billy Wagner and Arthur Rhodes with Clayton Kershaw.
2011- Cy Young Award Winner. 21-5, 2.28 ERA, 233 innings pitched, sub 1 WHIP
2012- Cy Young runner up. 2.53 ERA, 229 strikeouts, 227 innings pitched
2013- Cy Young favorite. 1.72 ERA, .857 WHIP, 188 strikeouts, 198 innings pitched, and stats still accumulating, and if he continues his pace, he'll have one of the best seasons for a pitcher of all time, not just for a lefty.
Don't know how you missed the best lefty in baseball today and arguably the best pitcher in the Majors period.
And I really don't see how you used a middle relieve, a mediocre closer and a closer ahead of him.
I don't think you have an argument that can make up for excluding Clayton Kershaw from your list.
HighwayCrossingFrog said 08/27, 12:48 PM
Damn I forgot kershaw was a lefty..
Noice stats too..
I wouldn't call Rhodes mediocre..
He has had flashes of brilliance..
And was part of that nasty bullpen that won over 110 games with Seattle..
Rocker too.. For 99, he was flat out nasty..
Billy Wagner is arguably the greatest lefty closer ever..
He definitely deserves to be on this list..
CuntryBlumpkin said 08/27, 07:14 PM
I didn't call Rhodes mediocre, I called him a middle reliever, which he was.
Rocker had some decent years, but never anything worthy of being on this list.
Wagner is arguably one of the top 3 closers of all time, but that's just what he was, a closer. When talking about best seasons for a pitcher, a great year for a starter will beat out a spectacular year for a reliever in my book.
Leaving Clayton Kershaw off this list is simply unforgivable. He's arguably the best pitcher in baseball, not just left handed, but period and he has been for the past 3 seasons, all of which deserve to be on this list.
HighwayCrossingFrog said 08/28, 08:19 AM
To my credit..
My order was pretty damn good..
Especially since I guessed it off the top of my head, (and then looked up the stats)..
You forgot price too..
So lets not get carried away..
CuntryBlumpkin said 08/28, 08:05 PM
I don't know how you leave off the most talked about lefty in the bigs today if you were guessing off the top of your head.
Price didn't slip my mind, I just felt that the exclusion of Kershaw from you list needed to be the biggest thing pointed out.
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