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11-19-2012, 10:38 PM
Jeff from Maine
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Originally Posted by Montecristo View Post
Lincecum is a Poor example this year but it kind of proves my point. Those pitchers are "great" because of the lineups they face. The NL on the whole has weaker lineups which lead to inflated pitching staffs. Look at CC sabathias stats in milwaukee. Stanton hasnt had to face deep rotations in the NL, more often than not hitters have a difficult time adjusting to the AL.

Also compared to what the jays have up, bogaerts, middlebrooks and salty was way more value then Henderson Alvarez and company. If that's what the marlins wanted from the sox, it's obvious they lowered their price for toronto
Not a great example. Thats a VERY short 17 game sample. A lot of factors went into his 17 game numbers. Its "always" far easier for pitchers to have success against a line-up, team or league the first time around, than it is for batters to do the same. And in addition Sabathia has had 10-12 game stretches in the AL with the Indians and Yankees that have been very similar to the numbers he put up with the Brewers.

How many deep rotations are their in the AL, as compared to the NL? I would put SF, Washington, Atlanta, Cinci, Philly, Dodger, Cards as part of the top 10 or 11, along with TB, Oakland, CWS, Detroit!


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