Originally Posted by Brian26
McDowell had a couple of prolific seasons ('92 and '93) that probably top anything Buehrle ever accomplished during an individual season, but if you're talking over the long haul, considering durability, dependibility, poise during big games, and overall accomplishments, Buerhle of course blows him away. It's a fun discussion. Buehrle's legacy will be greater than McDowell's though.
Buehrle's 04 and 05 were just as strong as Blackjack's 92 and 93. Very slight advantages for McDowell in ERA and innings pitched, Buehrle with the slight advantage in WHIP, SO/BB. They were both awesome for us, but Mark is every bit the ace that Jack was.