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Ricky Nolasco, Visually.

Ricky Nolasco, Visually.

Zack Greinke's 2009 in the Stream of Time: The 11 Greatest Seasons by Starting Pitchers Since Pedro's 1999

Everyone knows that Zack Greinke was the best pitcher (and probably player) in baseball in 2009. He should be a lock for the 2009 AL Cy Young. But how does his season stack up against the best pitching performances of the last 10 years?

1984 Cy Young. I forgot to put it on the graph, but the x-axis is WAR. And that is courtesy of some...

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1984 Cy Young. I forgot to put it on the graph, but the x-axis is WAR. And that is courtesy of some cool guy named Rally. By the by, this is when Rick Sutcliffe went 16-1 with Chicago and won. He was -0.2 with Cleveland to start the year. Order of finish: Rick Sutcliffe, 24 first place votes, 120 points Dwight Gooden, 0 first place votes, 45 points Bruce Sutter, 0 first place votes, 33 points Joaquin Andujar, 0 first place votes, 12 points Rich Gossage, 0 first place votes, 3 pionts Mario Soto, 0 first place votes, 2 points

Boy, Did that Strict Pitch Count Ever Screw Up Nolan Ryan's 1987

In a recent article for Sports Illustrated, Joe Posnanski cites Nolan Ryan's experience with pitch counts in 1987 for Ryan's current opposition to them. Exactly how "terrible" was Ryan's 1987 season with the Astros?

WAR, FIP, and Andy Pettite's Hall of Fame Worthiness (and a bit on Mike Mussina, too)

A discussion of the Hall of Fame-worthiness of Andy Pettitte and Mike Mussina using a couple of different versions of Wins Above Replacement for pitchers.

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