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  • Keith Watabayashi

    Seeing as how I'm from Seattle and you mentioned Jamie Moyer, Ichiro Suzuki, and Randy Johnson, I think this article is right on.

    • Kenneth Fink

      Glad you liked the article, even in a list about pitchers it's hard not to include Ichiro.

  • Out of curiosity, who would be #'s 11-20? I'm curious to see who just missed. Moyer really surprises me!

    • Kenneth Fink

      A good question, here are the remaining players I used when I compiled my information. No paticular order though. I had a hard time keeping some of these guys out over Moyer, but he did pitch consistantly since 2000 and still does which is why I put him in the top ten.

      Roger Clemens, it was hard to not to have him the top 10 as he was very good the first few years of Y2K. Won 107 games and struck out 1164 batters.

      Greg Maddux, the best pitcher in the 90's was still good in Y2K winning 134 games, but once he left ATL, he would have 4 losing seasons in his last 7. Again hard to not include.

      Tom Glavine, won 118 games after Y2K, but like Maddux he wasn't the same after he left ATL, going 61-56.

      Curt Schilling, won 111 after Y2K, including memorable playoff wins for Boston and Arizona. A personal favorite and another hard to not include.

      Mark Mulder, well on his way into the top 10 if injuries hadn't taken away the past 3 seasons. Still managed to win 103 games since Y2K.

      Mark Buehrle, only one losing season since Y2K and won 135 games, including the perfect game in '09.

      Derek Lowe, won 130 games and had 66 saves since Y2K.

      Carlos Zambrano, won 105 games and struck out 1324 batters.

      Jake Peavy, won 95 games despite minor injuries the past few years. Struck out 1366 batters.

  • CKS

    Cool list…I respectfully disagree about Andy P. being a surefire HOFer, though. His ERA is way too high–nearly 4.00-and the fact that he never won a Cy Young hurts, and only came close twice (other future HOFers like Glavine not only have won Cy Youngs but have multiple seasons where they finished in the top 5…Petitte doesn't have that kind of history). the lack of All-Star appearances also hurts him–again, unlike position players, fans have no say in who ptiches in the All-Star game, and it doesn't help that he's only made two appearances (especially considering that for much of his career his own manager was the one picking the team!) He's a very good pitcher who's been on some great teams, but not HOF material…not yet, anyway. If he can get to 270 career wins then at the very least he's in the discussion…just don't think he's there right now, not with that career ERA and lack of consistent individual distinction.

    • Kenneth Fink

      I see your point, but his success in the post season is hard to ignore. Most of the pitchers on the list barely have any post season success in comparison, but opinions are what the world is about, glad you enjoyed the list in any event.

      • CKS

        Fair enough, and he looks good this postseason, and another ring may be hard to ignore…again, thanks for a great list!

  • SMoney

    Mariano Rivera should be on this list before any of the Yankee's starting pitchers are even considered. He has already solidified himself as one of the most dominant closers/pitchers in baseball history.

    • Kenneth Fink

      Absolutely agree, I saw the error in my title for the list, I needed to include starters. As list of closers may be in the future, if so I hope you will find it interesting. Thanks for the feedback, it is always welcome.

      • I'm going to change the title to better reflect the choices on this list. The focus in on starting pitchers and so the title should say that.

        • Kenneth Fink

          Appreciate the edit, a minor oversight, but a needed correction.

  • Elijah

    How can curt schilling be left off this list? Three world championships, as well as being on of the best post season picthers ever. Strikeouts, era, wins, whip… There is no way this list can be taken seriously with curt below the likes of moyer, mussiana, oswalt… At absolute WORST schilling should be top 5. For shame!

  • Bob

    Peavey, Lincecum, Webb…NL West forgotten again! Regardless, cool list you put together.

  • Unanimous

    are you considering their whole careers?

  • Kass

    Guys like Pedro, and RJ may have had success in the early part of the decade, but by the end they were no where near being the best. RJ was an absolute bust as a Yankee, and Pedro sucked and was always hurt on the Mets. Javier Vasquez? A top ten pitcher for the whole decade? In what year's was he actually a top ten pitcher?(09 maybe) Jamie Moyer? You for real? I also think you put to much emphasis on wins. Wins is the most overrated stat for a pitcher. Go do your homework kid, then revise this list.

  • Will

    Where the hell is chris carpenter???

    • Zach Gillette

      My first question as well.