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baseballguru3
07-29-2010, 05:47 PM
Who has the better pitching resume?

*suppose to be Oswalt vs. Webb.....not Buehrle.

bosox3431
07-29-2010, 07:35 PM
Oswalt. And IMO it's not even really close.

Roy Oswalt
303 games
1932 INN
3.36 FIP
3.57 xFIP
45.8 WAR

Buerhle
347 games
2193 INN
4.16 FIP
4.23 xFIP
41 WAR

In 44 less games and nearly 300 less in pitched, Oswalt has been worth 4 more wins over his career. Buehrle only had one season with a WAR higher then 5(6.3), Oswalt had 4, with 3 of them over 6. Buehrle is one of the most overrated pitchers of the last 10 or so years. He's good, but not great and not an ace.

bosox3431
07-29-2010, 07:38 PM
Also even going by ERA, its still not very close. Buehrle also only has 3 seasons with a FIP lower then 4, with two of them in the 3.90s and two seasons with a xFIP under 4. Oswalt has never has a FIP above 4 and only one season with a xFIP above 4.

sox_fan_35_2000
07-30-2010, 12:31 PM
Darn it. As a sox fan I wanted to make an arguement for Buerhle but I can't. I can throw out durability I suppose, but that's about it. You gotta love a guy who can make it on the limited power that Buerhle has.

yankeefan54
08-01-2010, 02:15 PM
Oswalt

Redbull
08-01-2010, 03:12 PM
Easily Oswalt.