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Merloni and Mut break down the pitching performance from Clay Buchholz and discuss the best pitcher currently in baseball.
in the major leagues. He has pitched more innings than anybody in the big leagues. Other than St. Louis starter Jake Westbrook (who has pitched half the amount of innings) nobody has a better ERA than Buchholz' 1.01. And even his strikeout
not merely throws the pitch but lives by it, with Cook joining a select group that includes perhaps Derek Lowe and Jake Westbrook who have tethered their performances so dramatically to a single pitch. Cook -- who signed a minor league deal with
midseason upgrades. But the players whom they wanted to acquire – names like Carlos Beltran of the Mets in 2011, and Jake Westbrook and Kerry Wood of the Indians in 2010 – had more money due to them than the Sox’ budget would permit. In order to allow a deal to happen, the Red Sox would also need a subsidy from the teams that were trading them. And that
42 ERA and finished second in National League Cy Young voting last season. His injury leaves the Cardinals with a rotation of Chris Carpenter , Kyle Lohse , Jaime Garcia , Jake Westbrook and whoever wins the battle for the fifth spot.
leverage of Beltre as the best third baseman available this offseason. –The Cardinals re-signed free-agent Jake Westbrook to a two-year, $16.5 million deal. Implications for the Red Sox: Not many, although Westbrook’s signing
biggest in the majors this season among pitchers who have faced 200+ batters: .488 - Josh Beckett, BOS .468 - Jake Westbrook , CLE .465 - Gio Gonzalez, OAK .447 - Andy Pettitte, NYY Beckett's OPS difference this season is just about
quality guy," said Ricciardi. Ricciardi said he thought that the Indians will move reliever Wood as well as starter Jake Westbrook and perhaps Fausto Carmona . He also said that he could see the Blue Jays moving young pitchers, catcher John Buck