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i_luv_jgarland
07-08-2003, 08:27 PM
Little debate between me and my brother:

Would you trade any of our starting pitchers for any of the Cubs starting pitchers... and if so who?

WhiteSoxWinner
07-08-2003, 08:29 PM
I'd trade any of our pitchers for Prior. He's got dominating stuff, and he doesn't wax poetic about someday playing for the Cardinals.

Lip Man 1
07-08-2003, 09:26 PM
I'd take Wood and Prior in a heartbeat. You can have Garland and Wright.

Lip

sox_fan_forever
07-08-2003, 10:03 PM
Wood is overrated. I wouldn't want him. I'd take Prior though (duh). I wouldn't give up on Garland now (except for something really, really good). I'm back on his bandwagon again.

Bisco Stu
07-09-2003, 02:24 AM
I got 3 Phish shows riding against a Flubs fan that the Sox starting staff will have more W's than the Flubs this year. Overall, I'd take our staff. Prior's the only real prize, as someone said...duh. Wood is a poor man's Nolan Ryan, a .500 pitcher with great stuff.

DrCrawdad
07-09-2003, 12:15 PM
Originally posted by Bisco Stu
I got 3 Phish shows riding against a Flubs fan that the Sox starting staff will have more W's than the Flubs this year. Overall, I'd take our staff. Prior's the only real prize, as someone said...duh. Wood is a poor man's Nolan Ryan, a .500 pitcher with great stuff.

I always get a kick out of the Clemens-Wood comparisons. They might have comparable "stuff" but not accomplishments.

Clemens
21 yrs old 9-4
22 yrs old 7-5
23 yrs old 24-4
24 yrs old 20-9
25 yrs old 18-12
26 yrs old 17-11
27 yrs old 21-6

Wood
21 yrs old 13-6
22 yrs old
23 yrs old 8-7
24 yrs old 12-6
25 yrs old 12-11

Please note that I did not say that Wood sucks. I wouldn't mind having Wood on the Sox staff, esp. now that IMHO he's learning how to pitch. IMHO though the comparisons to Clemens are half-baked.

Vsahajpal
07-09-2003, 06:24 PM
I think the comparisons deal with their size, stuff, and the fact that they're both Texans. But it ends there. Wood was abused in high school and the beginning of his career was derailed by injuries. Clemens was an ace at Texas and came out of the gates firing. I'd liken Prior more to Clemens.

Win-Loss record is hardly a fair way to measure Wood, given how bad the Cubs have been offensively during his career. The fact that he's 53-36 astounds me, really. He's never had a year .500 or under, despite the teams he has been a part of; on an average offensive club, he'd probably be at 70+ wins, easy.