Tag:Tim Lincecum
Posted on: July 2, 2009 11:35 am

GIANT Rotation

NOTE: I just washed my eyes out so all of this is real.

I never would have said this even though they have a CY Young Winner, but the Giants have the best rotation in the MLB!

The Rotation:

Tim Lincecum (8-2), with eight wins and only two losses, sided by six no decisions, Lincecum has been great, leading the league with strikeouts at 132, he just pitched a complete game against one of the best teams in the league, the Cardinals, only giving up two hits, this guy will be chasing his second CY Young Award in a row.

Randy Johnson (8-6), I never thought I would be admiring his stuff at about 45 years old, but I am, of course his innings are limtited, he still has thrown more than 88 innings so far, and the Big Unit, is still dangerous with three wins in a row.

Matt Cain (9-2), a 2.47 ERA, 107 innings pitched, this guy has a shot at the CY Young Award as well!  Heck, if this continues the Giants could have three pitchers touch 20 wins, of course they would also need more run support!

Barry Zito (4-7), his losses are deceiving are deceiving, he has a decent ERA at 4.55, and when he heats up this rotation will only solidify itself, as Zito always has gotten the job done.

Jonathan O. Sanchez (2-8), Sanchez has the least talent in the rotation but he's still a pitcher to be reckoned with, he just hasn't gotten enough run support to pick up the win.

So now who's with me that this is the best rotation in the league?

Most Astonishing Fact:
Tim Lincecum who is in my mind, the best pitcher in the game right now, has a salary equivilant to many minor leaguers at 350,000!

Posted on: June 27, 2009 11:23 am
Edited on: June 28, 2009 3:37 pm

Five Pitchers Who Will Be Knocking On 20:

Five Pitchers Who Will Be Knocking On 20:

1. Roy Halladay, he's the first pitcher to ten wins this season, and his stuff is tremendous, but if his hitters keep slumping, and the rest of the division remains tough, Halladay may not be as "sure thing" to get to twenty wins.

2. Johan Santana, some argue him as the best pitcher in the league, with a low ERA, he's already got nine wins, but he rarely gets run support, so he'll be around 20 maybe not passing it though.

3. CC Sabathia, some might call this pick a homer, but he gets better with every start, as he has done every year, with seven wins as of now, his team is starting to hit again, only spelling g-o-o-d things for CC.

4. Kevin Slowey, tied for the most wins right now, with ten, all he needs to do is double that, and his team may currently have the hottest bats in all of baseball. And his era is only 4.04, now I said only, that's a stretch, I know, but I say it because the Twins easily score over 4 runs a game.

5. Tim Lincecum, on one of the worst hitting teams, he's got seven wins right now, and leads the league in K's, so he could catch fire and chase a back-to-back NL Cy Young Award.

The Rest Of The Best:

Zack Duke, Josh Beckett, Tim Wakefield, Zack Greinke, Matt Cain, all of these are the other top contenders for twenty wins, as there are more, these are the ones who deserve to be watched with that careful eye, as to select just five top winning pitchers is very tough.

Veteran's With A Chance:

Andy Pettitte, seven wins so far, and he's got really tough stuff right now, hard to hit, and he get's run support too!

Randy Johnson, one who doesn't get as much run support regularly, he still is pitching tough at over 40 years of age, he also has seven wins.

Comment's To Be Quoted Section:

It'd be nice to see Beckett get there, and he does have a small chance.  I'm guessing Wakefield slows down in the second half, I'd be shocked to see him finish with 20. - Gocavs33

Response: I would expect Beckett to reach it, although Wakefield with his age and knucklers probably won't make it.

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