Now that Randy Johnson’s 2006 regular season seems to be a closed book, I decided to use the CBE to try and find a modern day Yankees pitcher who best equates to what the Big Unit did for the Yankees this year – in sabermetric terms. This is what I found:
Yes, the man who Dallas Green once called the (Yankees) “anchor of the staff,” Andy Hawkins, was the best match. This is the level of pitching quality that Randy Johnson provided in 2006 – an “Andy Hawkins circa 1989″ effort.
This confirms what I thought three weeks ago – it’s time for Randy to retire.