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Postby foamposited » Mon May 10, 2004 1:30 am

Opinions? Will Oswalt end up with better stats than Clemens here on out?
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Postby EK711 » Mon May 10, 2004 1:37 am

As much as I love Clemens, but I think that NL hitters will figure him out eventually and his K's will go down and his ERA and WHIP will go up. I'm not saying they'll go up astronomically, but he's pitching almost too good to be true right now. Plus he probably won't be able to go deep into games like he has thus far forever because of his age. Oswalt is on pace to do what he's always done when he's been healthy. Oswalt's only knock is injury. Power pitchers that are of smaller stature always tend to be more prone to injury, and Oswalt has proved to fit that mold. Same could be said of older pitchers, as in Clemens case.

But, barring injury from either, Oswalt.
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Postby RynMan » Mon May 10, 2004 1:44 am

EK711 wrote:As much as I love Clemens, but I think that NL hitters will figure him out eventually and his K's will go down and his ERA and WHIP will go up. I'm not saying they'll go up astronomically, but he's pitching almost too good to be true right now. Plus he probably won't be able to go deep into games like he has thus far forever because of his age. Oswalt is on pace to do what he's always done when he's been healthy. Oswalt's only knock is injury. Power pitchers that are of smaller stature always tend to be more prone to injury, and Oswalt has proved to fit that mold. Same could be said of older pitchers, as in Clemens case.

But, barring injury from either, Oswalt.


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Postby LBJackal » Mon May 10, 2004 2:00 am

Definately Oswalt.

Even Pettitte is making a good transition to the NL, so something must be up. Once they catch on neither Clemens or Pettitte will be this good. But since Clemens is actually a great pitcher as opposed to a mediocre one like Pettitte, I'd have more faith in Clemens keeping it up. But definately Oswalt over both of them, if he stays healthy.
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Postby shpuck » Mon May 10, 2004 2:14 am

I fourth it! Oswalt isn't the lone gunman now for the 'Stros, so the pressure is lower on him (I got that from Sportcenter) and I'd have him now if I didn't trade him last season when he was injured when I made my playoff push.


He's young so he has a lot of time in front of him, and if you're in a keeper league, you'd be crazy to trade him.
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Postby KULCAT » Mon May 10, 2004 9:52 am

OSWALT IS A STUD and a Cy Young candidate
Clemens cant be THIS good all season. Eventually his stats will even out to be more like his past 3 seasons.
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Postby planet » Mon May 10, 2004 10:31 am

oswalt and its not even close
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Postby WhiteHot » Mon May 10, 2004 11:22 am

I agree. Oswalt, no need to think twice.
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Postby Pedro » Mon May 10, 2004 12:27 pm

Oswalt, he has better stuff and the age factor will play into it with Clemens.
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Postby ajgnydc722 » Mon May 10, 2004 2:36 pm

Yup. Ride Oswalt to his cy-young caliber season this year. ;-D
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