I was just cruising through some stats and found it interesting that the peripherals of Justin Verlander were eerily similar to that of Elizardo Ramirez. Check it out...
Lizard: 104IP 5.37ERA 4.65FIP 5.97K/9 2.51BB/9 1.21HR/9 10.64H/9
Verlander: 186IP 3.63ERA 4.44FIP 6.00K/9 2.90BB/9 1.02HR/9 9.05H/9
Everything seems to even out until you get to hit rate, and a lot of that is out of the pitchers control anyway. It's just funny how the guy who was a Cy Young candidate for most of the year wasn't all that much better than a guy who couldn't even stay in the bigs. Hopefully EZ gets another shot in '07.