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_Sir_Charles_
05-24-2008, 10:40 AM
Brandon Webb (9-1 / 2.69 era / 56 k / 17 bb / 70.1 ip)
Tim Hudson (7-3 / 2.97 era / 42 k / 15 bb / 69.2 ip)
Carlos Zambrano (7-1 / 2.47 era / 52 k / 20 bb / 73.0 ip)
Edinson Volquez (7-1 / 1.34 era / 74 k / 32 bb / 60.1 ip)
Tim Lincecum (6-1 / 2.17 era / 69 k / 25 bb / 62.1 ip)
Ryan Dempster (5-2 / 2.70 era / 53 k / 26 bb / 63.1 ip)
Ben Sheets (5-1 / 2.92 era / 49 k / 12 bb / 61.2 ip)
Other

Try to answer objectively and not just as a Reds fan. I know...it's tough. :O)

Boston Red
05-24-2008, 10:42 AM
Right now it's not even close. Volquez in a landslide. All it takes is one bad start, though.

ChatterRed
05-24-2008, 10:49 AM
It will be Volquez pitching to Josh Hamilton. That'll give the announcers plenty to talk about.

_Sir_Charles_
05-24-2008, 10:49 AM
I don't think you can say " in a landslide" though. Lincecum has been lights out, as has Webb. Other than ERA, Edinson doesn't really hold that big of an edge over the others.

But does anybody really see the NL manager picking Edinson over Webb?

jmac
05-24-2008, 10:51 AM
One thing that I always look at is how a certain pitcher does vs all-star manager.
Voquez hasnt faced Hurdle where as he has seen Webb so it wouldnt surprise me if Hurdle chose Webb if game was tomorrow.

Ghosts of 1990
05-24-2008, 10:54 AM
Webb

jmac
05-24-2008, 10:54 AM
I don't think you can say " in a landslide" though. Lincecum has been lights out, as has Webb. Other than ERA, Edinson doesn't really hold that big of an edge over the others.

But does anybody really see the NL manager picking Edinson over Webb?

You typed yours same time as me basically because I am slower typing ;)

GoReds33
05-24-2008, 11:26 AM
I thought about voting for Webb, but I just can't see myself voting for him when Volquez is having such a great year.

justincredible
05-24-2008, 11:33 AM
Webb or Volquez seem to be at the top of the heap. Volquez has the Ks and the ERA but Webb has the record so far.

jmac
05-24-2008, 11:34 AM
I thought about voting for Webb, but I just can't see myself voting for him when Volquez is having such a great year.

I think most of us feel Volquez "deserves" it but my post relates to who I feel will get picked. Hopefully if he keeps this up, they will prove me wrong.

Stephenk29
05-24-2008, 12:47 PM
Those are some ridiculous stat lines. Hard to say.

Jack Burton
05-24-2008, 01:10 PM
At the moment, Volquez in a no doubter. Best era and leader in k's, guy has been lights out savage.

Hondo
05-24-2008, 01:14 PM
And yet people who are supposed to be reds fans, are still voting for Brandon Webb? No doubt the same Posters who want Adam Dunn traded... Or to bunt.

scounts22
05-24-2008, 01:20 PM
I voted for Volquez, and it would be awesome if it was him, but I think Webb will get the nod.

Hondo
05-24-2008, 01:25 PM
If EV is leading the League in K's and ERA, and is close in Wins. They gotta go with Volquez.

UC_Ken
05-24-2008, 05:14 PM
Volquez is having a terrific season but his 5 and 6 inning outings put some pressure on the pen. If he can pitch more innings I'd pick him but now I'm voting for Webb.

PTI (pti)
05-24-2008, 05:43 PM
Volquez is having a terrific season but his 5 and 6 inning outings put some pressure on the pen. If he can pitch more innings I'd pick him but now I'm voting for Webb.


I was about to post the same thing. Webb is good for 7 innings a start, Volquez "only" 6.


(guess i should apologize in advance if some - ahem hondo - think i'm not as much of a reds fan now)



In today's game, I think innings are drastically underrated. And seriously, though, it shouldn't be a slight at all to say that Volquez has "only" been the 2nd or 3rd best pitcher in the NL this year. He's incredible, and has been lights-out all year. Love the guy, and hope he's a Red for a long time.

Hondo
05-24-2008, 05:45 PM
I was about to post the same thing. Webb is good for 7 innings a start, Volquez "only" 6.


(guess i should apologize in advance if some - ahem hondo - think i'm not as much of a reds fan now)

Oh, it's not like that!

In today's game, I think innings are drastically underrated. And seriously, though, it shouldn't be a slight at all to say that Volquez has "only" been the 2nd or 3rd best pitcher in the NL this year. He's incredible, and has been lights-out all year. Love the guy, and hope he's a Red for a long time.

Hondo
05-24-2008, 05:45 PM
I was about to post the same thing. Webb is good for 7 innings a start, Volquez "only" 6.


(guess i should apologize in advance if some - ahem hondo - think i'm not as much of a reds fan now)
!

In today's game, I think innings are drastically underrated. And seriously, though, it shouldn't be a slight at all to say that Volquez has "only" been the 2nd or 3rd best pitcher in the NL this year. He's incredible, and has been lights-out all year. Love the guy, and hope he's a Red for a long time.


Oh, it's not like that!

ChatterRed
05-24-2008, 06:40 PM
Webb or Volquez seem to be at the top of the heap. Volquez has the Ks and the ERA but Webb has the record so far.

Win loss records are overrated. Not necessarily in Webb's case because he is a great pitcher, but Harang is pitching pretty well and his won-loss record stinks. Volquez pitched in 2 games where the Reds got shutout (I believe?) and only gave up a run or two. He could easily have 9 or 10 wins right now had the offense been there. But on the other hand he has had tremendous run support the rest of the time.

redsfanmia
05-24-2008, 07:17 PM
I dont want Edinson to pitch in the all-star game. What if he blows his arm out or pulls a Jack Armstrong and goes in the tank?

mroby85
05-24-2008, 09:08 PM
I go with volquez, but i'm a reds fan, this is an extremely biased place to take a poll, lol.