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Old 08-07-2013, 11:22 PM
 
Location: Vermont / NEK
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The Red Sox ran into David Price twice last week, so I know where you're coming from.
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Old 08-08-2013, 07:56 PM
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Location: Suburban Dallas
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Right now? It's Max Scherzer. The win-loss record is just insane, and he's had it going on all year.
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Old 08-13-2013, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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It's now unquestionably, Twins hurler Andrew Albers who's quietly compiled the greatest pitching career in the history of baseball.

Twins rookie starter Andrew Albers already in rarefied air
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Old 08-14-2013, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Rochester, MI
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Another NL pitcher, maybe not THE best this year, but making huge strides from Tommy John is Wainwright.
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Old 08-14-2013, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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It's now unquestionably, Twins hurler Andrew Albers who's quietly compiled the greatest pitching career in the history of baseball.

Twins rookie starter Andrew Albers already in rarefied air
I checked the official rules and pitchers do not become eligible for the greatest ever crown until after their third career start, or after compiling five saves.

I looked up Albers' minor league record and it was pretty good, despite having been released outright by the Padres in 2010.

In that Albers has only fanned four batters, we must suspect that he has been uncommonly fortunate in getting balls in play turned into outs, and indeed he has. The batting average against him on balls in play is .113. His control is excellent, very advanced for a pitcher his age, but the most telling indicator is probably that his strikeout rate per nine innings has declined each time he has advanced a level.

Albers should enjoy his current phenom status because the numbers suggest that it will not last very long. The numbers are not always right, but that is where the smart money goes.
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Old 08-15-2013, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Not only do I think Kershaw is the standout and yes, there are a few others to consider, he appears to just be one heck of a nice guy. That can go along way, it also can to all show>.I want to believe my first instinct, he is a nice guy.
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Old 08-17-2013, 07:47 AM
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Location: Suburban Dallas
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Max Scherzer is still proving that he is. He's now 17-1.
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Old 08-22-2013, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Florida
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