Over the last 9 years, has there been a pitcher better than him at taking a regular turn and giving his team decent innings, per start?
Seriously, there hasn’t been anyone – not for the last nine years – year in and year out.
He’s probably only got a few more years left to his big league career. And, twenty five years after he’s retired, he’ll barely be remembered – if remembered at all? – by the casual baseball fan.
But, boy, for a decade, he was a workhorse on the mound…perhaps the best at that, during that span, in the game.