Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Five Pitchers Who Could...

Under the clever subtitle "Waiting for Beckett" (not every day you get a good Godot joke), CNN-SI lists Chad Billingsley as one of five pitchers ready to explode with pitching goodness.

3. Chad Billingsley, Dodgers. Five years after being selected in the first round of the draft and after serving an old-school bullpen apprenticeship last season, Billingsley, 23, is primed for stardom. In roughly the equivalent of a full season of pitching (237 innings), Billingsley is 19-9 in his career with a 3.49 ERA. The Dodgers will use him as their No. 4 starter behind Brad Penny, Derek Lowe and Hiroki Kuroda. If Billingsley can continue to cut his walks and be more efficient with his pitches, he'll have the breakout year the offensively challenged Dodgers will need.

8 comments:

Steve Sax said...

Nice post, Orel. This is much better than your "Five Relievers Who Could Kaboom!" article.

Orel said...

I think this is the first time Delino has been mistaken for Orel.

Orel said...

I love how those old Atari and Intellivision cartridges had box art that suggested a few gigantic pixels could bring action and excitement to your living room.

Steve Sax said...

Whoops, Nice post DELINO!!!

Delino DeShields said...

I FOOLED ALL OF YOU WITH MY LOGICAL, BORDERLINE IRONY-FREE POST!!!

Orel said...

Burn!

Steve Sax said...

PWNED

Steve Sax said...

By the way, I've been waiting for a good Godot joke.