Originally Posted by George Foster
Dusty's not pitching...Homer is. This pitcing staff is ranked 3rd in the national league so far this year and Homer is the weak link...Your logic does not make since because the rest of the staff is pitching pretty good. Chapman who can't speak english and has only been in this country for 3 years is now pitching instead of throwing. It's not the staff's problem or there would be a lot more problems.
You are ignoring my point - lemme break it down:
this performance is not entirely on Homer's shoulders because...
- he's only 26
- pitchers don't usually hit their prime until 28 or 29
- he could even be behind that pace because he's played for a players' manager his whole career
what you have incorrect (in my humble opinion):
- the rest of the staff has been caught, for the most part, by Ryan Hanigan (an exceptional controller of the game from behind the plate)
- Chapman is perhaps the single most naturally-gifted pitcher to come along since Walter Johnson, in the sense that that human being was never taught to throw the way he does - he was born that way and is an absolute anomaly - don't tell me that his success is due to his amazingly extensive experience in the majors
this is on the staff, and I promise you that the rest of the staff's success is due to a combination of greater experience, more natural talent, and Ryan Hanigan - Homer isn't the weak link, he's just the unfortunate one