Originally Posted by reds44
Hill throws two pitches, and one of them is a fastball in the upper 80s. He can't locate that top three pitch in all of baseball. Both Arroyo and Hill rely on offspeed pitches, and Arroyo has more of them and locates them better. They throw about equally hard.
Who exactly is "anyone who knows baseball" anyways? The Cubs have a starting rotation that is already suspect, and they just shipped Hill out of town. I guess Pinella, Rothschild, and Hendry don't know baseball either.
Um, that's a difference in command, not stuff. I think you need to consult a baseball adviser.
Since the beginning of last season, here are their numbers (including the numbers that earned Hill a demotion):
Arroyo: 4.56 ERA, 6.89 K/9
Hill: 3.95 ERA 8.30 K/9
Even if they had the same contract situations, I'd take Hill everyday of the week. When Arroyo is three years older and making over $10 MM for the next 3 years, and Hill is left-handed, once again it is a no-brainer. I think you may be the only person on the board who doesn't realize this.