Originally Posted by Kc61
No. That fans shouldn't jump on one year's success, particularly for a pitcher who doesn't miss a lot of bats.
He seems better suited to relief, had a good 2009 despite his K rate, but was hit hard as a starter and the jury is very much out.
Except that he is now a different pitcher than he was when he was a starter. And his K rate wasn't that bad. He struck out 17% of the batters he faced in 2009. That isn't a bad rate, its just not a great one. His K/9 looks much lower because of his incredibly low hit rate and a lower walk rate.