Originally Posted by Brian278
No indication except he's 34 and has posted +5.00 ERAs that last two years, however much stock you put in that (and I put some stock in it). And a ridiculous home ERA that looks pretty unsustainable to me, a lowish BABIP and what I'm guessing, based on his WHIP, is a pretty good strand rate. And he's averaging way more pitches per start than he ever has before even as his K rate has come down. Other than that, nope, no indication at all.
See Cliff Lee 2008. Maybe its steroids, but I've watched him pitch about six times this year, and he looks like this year's Cliff Lee(ish) player to me. (just as a reference, I'm not saying he's going to dominate everyone, but that he's pitching way above his head, and I think he can do it all year) Numbers without watching people play and making educated guesses based on their playing style, mechanics, and etc. are just numbers. You could spin the raw numbers and come up with the assertion that Ichiro is or is not the greatest baseball player of all time. Thats just kind of dumb and meaningless though. I think Millwood might be sustainable. At least, for "long enough". He's made the shift to "pitching" rather than "throwing" and while that means more pitches, that also means less overall wear and tear on his arm. So far its been working superbly. I guess we'll see. Oh, and by the way, I am currently leading you 5-4.