This is a couple of days old, so you may have seen it already. My bad for missing it.
True or False:
Joba Chamberlain will win more major league games in his career than Phil Hughes. Discuss.
I recommend checking out the discussion in the comments, there’s some good stuff there.
As for me, I say FALSE because, well, Hughes is the better pitcher. His control is better, his command is better, his secondary stuff is better, he’s been healthierÂ (Phil’s had some pretty fluky injuries), and I like his delivery better. Hughes has a chance to have one of thoseÂ “15+Â wins a year for 15 straight years” kind of runs. That said, Joba’s got a chance to do some serious damage, like 250+ K in a year.
Long story short, I think Hughes has a longer career with more wins, while Joba has a greater peak with moreÂ “holy crap” moments.Â Â