Originally Posted by BainesHOF
What a nice surprise.
It's all good, especially if we re-sign Contreras, our best pitcher even if he's not our most popular one.
2001: 16-8, 3.29 ERA, 221.1 innings
2002: 19-12, 3.58 ERA, 239 innings
2003: 14-14, 4,14 ERA, 230.1 innings
2004: 16-10, 3.89 ERA, 245.1 innings
2005: 16-8, 3.12 ERA, 237.2 innings
2003: 7-2, 3.30 ERA, 71 innings
2004: 13-9, 5.50 ERA, 170.1 innings
2005: 15-7, 3.61 ERA, 205.2 innings
Care to guess which Sox player is Player A and which is Player B? B is Jose Contreras. A is Mark Buehrle. Mark Buehrle is our best pitcher. Please don't insult him by saying that Jose Contreras is better. Contreras had a nice 2nd half in 2005 and a nice postseason run. When he strings together five years in a row like Buehrle, then you can compare the two. Until then, saying that Contreras is better than Buehrle is a huge insult to our true ace.