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    Mount Rushmore of all time pitchers (modern era)

    Greg Maddux
    Nolan Ryan
    Randy Johnson
    Roger Clemens

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    Pedro over Clemens. We 100% know the last 50-60% of Clemens' career he used things the others on your list didn't or were never linked to.
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    if u wanna account for juicing then yeah i agree

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grits n' Gravy View Post
    Pedro over Clemens. We 100% know the last 50-60% of Clemens' career he used things the others on your list didn't or were never linked to.
    Not that we know of anyway but lets be real, its a competition and where there is competition there are guys always looking to get the competitive edge, whether it be legal or not

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    Sandy Koufax and Bob Gibson were pretty good. Pedro too.

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    I think you will have to let us know what you consider to be "modern era". With the four names you mentioned, it would seem to be very, very recently (in terms of baseball, anyways).

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    Also they lowered the pitcher's mound in 1969...so pitcher's 1968 on back did have a slight advantage

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    I would put Pedro on this list ahead of Nolan Ryan.....even though I love Ryan.

    I heard in a recent interview that he can still throw in the 90's. That's what he says anyway.....that's just sick!!

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    Ryan was not as dominant day to day, week in and week out as Pedro, Big Unit, Maddux, Clemens

    Roy Halladay is a name i've not seen mentioned and I think there are a few reasons his amazing career gets under-rated

    he tarnished his legacy a bit by sucking in Philly in the end and he played for losers mostly

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chi_archie View Post
    Ryan was not as dominant day to day, week in and week out as Pedro, Big Unit, Maddux, Clemens

    Roy Halladay is a name i've not seen mentioned and I think there are a few reasons his amazing career gets under-rated

    he tarnished his legacy a bit by sucking in Philly in the end and he played for losers mostly
    I almost mentioned Halladay, but he went out at 34 years old. The way he rolled that fastball and curve off of that big overhead motion I thought he would pitch until he was 39-40. I think he really hurt his chances of the Hall the way he went out.

    If he had been on a better team (this from a TO fan), in a bigger market or played longer he would be mentioned on this list. Watching him pitch was a thing of beauty. His control was absolutely amazing....his best years it felt like he didn't walk anyone.

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    thing about Ryan is that when he was on, there may have been no one more dominant

    guy had 7 no hitters, 12 1 hitters, 18 2 hitters

    his walks, fielding, and inability to keep runners from stealing hurt him over large sample sizes though

    guy never won a cy young

    only finished top 5 a handful of times in 27 years.

    when he was locked in, he may have been the most dominant and unhittable pitcher of all time

    but most of the time he was just a good pitcher

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    Yep....and fun to watch. Doesn't belong on the list

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    Moe Drabowsky (Cubs)
    Harvey Haddix (Pirates)
    Ryne Duren (Yankees)
    Coot Veal(Tigers)

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    Steve Carlton
    see 1972 Phillies

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    Not a Mount Rushmore guy, but a guy that I think gets overlooked a lot when talking about guys that had a short and extremely good peak.

    Dave Stewart

    loimjng back I don't doubt that guys like him, welch, and Eckersly got in on the roof shooting parties with all the A's hitters

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    Kershaw

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    Joe Blaton
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    Steve Carlton, Randy Johnson, Tom Glavine, Greg Maddox
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    Carlton, Seaver, Pedro - probably a few more go before Nolan Ryan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lazy-Man View Post
    Kershaw

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    Byung-hyun Kim unhittable when on
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    Bob Howry (just magical stuff)
    Carlos Marmol (gotta have a true closer)
    Turk Wendell (gotta have an eccentric dude)
    Paul Assenmacher (gotta have a lefty who was a real bad a$$)
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    Quote Originally Posted by RollinDo View Post
    Bob Howry (just magic stuff)
    Carlos Marmol (gotta have a true closer)
    Turk Wendell (gotta have an eccentric dude)
    Paul Assenmacher (gotta have a lefty with a bad a$$ name)
    You forgot Cy Young & Walter "Big Train"

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    Quote Originally Posted by 44 Mag View Post
    You forgot Cy Young & Walter "Big Train"
    Was that Walter Matthau in Bad News Bears?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RollinDo View Post
    Bob Howry (just magical stuff)
    Carlos Marmol (gotta have a true closer)
    Turk Wendell (gotta have an eccentric dude)
    Paul Assenmacher (gotta have a lefty who was a real bad a$$)
    By magical stuff, I meant he could make a ball disappear from the ballpark in just a few seconds!

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    Jesus.....I cannot believe that I didn't mention Doc Gooden.....not sure where he fits in, but he needs to be mentioned in this conversation.

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    Gooden was unreal for 5 years then dropped off at age 24
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    One thing is for sure that we are witnessing a few of the best pitchers right now that the game has seen in the last few decades.

    Kershaw, King Felix, and Sale may be a great one before all is said and done.

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    Pitching is weird though it can go on you so fast.

    The best guy in the league 5 years ago lincecum
    4 years ago jimenez
    2 years ago josh johson and dickey

    Lincecum average and the other 3 are pigs
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    Quote Originally Posted by rm18 View Post
    Pitching is weird though it can go on you so fast.

    The best guy in the league 5 years ago lincecum
    4 years ago jimenez
    2 years ago josh johson and dickey

    Lincecum average and the other 3 are pigs
    Dickey gonna make you eat your words tonight....

    But I agree....very few guys can keep it up. Also, variance allows guys that are just ok to have fantastic years.

    Statistically, if a player plays 12 years in the major leagues, odds are about 40% that he will have ONE season that averages .100 points higher than his other 11 put together. The same goes for pitchers. Some of these great seasons are statistical oddities.

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    true about stat oddities, its been an oddity that kershaw only had a 30-18 record in 2012 and 2013 despite having a combined ERA of 2.17 and a WHIP of .979

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    Quote Originally Posted by pettifogger View Post
    Moe Drabowsky (Cubs)
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    Coot Veal was juicing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lazy-Man View Post
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    He's excellent. 89 career wins doesn't get you on the mountain.

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