Tuesday, September 4, 2007

A Comprehensive List of Starting Pitchers Better than Chien Ming Wang

Johan Santana
Roy Halladay
Eric Bedard
Jake Peavy
Brandon Webb
C. C. Sabathia
and Roy Oswalt. The end.

I'd be willing to listen to arguments for John Lackey, Josh Beckett, Justin Verlander and Scott Kazmir. And nobody else. Wang is clearly somewhere between the 8th and 12th best starting pitcher in baseball. Notwithstanding the hype surrounding Joba Chamberlain, Phil Hughes, and Ian Kennedy, the smart money is on Wang to be the ace of the Yankees staff for the next several years.

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