Originally Posted by jojo
No. My point was that you're the one looking for a bone to pick and the one you chose was really a silly one IMHO. Is Harang a #1 starter? It depends upon who is defining the term I guess. Frankly, I couldn't care less. But I do argue this-Harang doesn't have "problems" because he doesn't fit someone's arbitrary definition of a #1 arm and Johan Santana might be surprised to find out that he's not a number one because he has a similar HR/9 as Harang. In other words, "Harang's problems" are completely contrived by such a definition.
I think it's fair to say that it's bankrupt comparing Harang to Santana (or Volquez on his own team).
The point I was trying to make is that Harang has these month-long dips that he tends to work through. It's happened every season since he's been here. To chalk it up to the relief stint is silly and is the *really* underfunded conjecture in all this.