Originally Posted by RastaRocket
Look what happened to Dempster last season. He was right up there with Dickey in ERA then the AL happened; and I'd rather have Dempster on my team than Dickey.
Really? I don't know anybody that would agree with you.
Dickey's ER the past three years :
Earned Runs for 2010: 55
Earned Runs for 2011: 76
Earned Runs for 2012: 71 (In 34 games)
Oh and he won the Cy Young last year.
ER for 2010: 92
ER for 2011: 108
ER for 2012: 65 (In only 28 games)
Dickey eats more innings, lets in less runs, both around the same age, and knuckleballs totally screw up a batter's timing. Dempsters stats are all getting worse as he gets older, Dickey is the opposite...the past 3 years he's been getting better and better while Dempster goes downhill slowly.
And i didn't even mention BAA or WHIP (Which Dickey is better in both categories). Or that Dempster that has 1 complete game in 2 years, while Dickey has 8. Or the fact that Dempster walks more batters and strikes out less batters.
But hey, if you rather have Dempster...fine by me.