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Here's the thing. I'm watching one of these shows on the Cooking Channel featuring food trucks. There's a Scottish expat making fish and chips; in a thick brogue he somewhat wearily explains his irritation with Americans who habitually order a side of tartar sauce: "tartar sauce is basically gherkins." That's this blog. I claim no particular insight, no revelation. If you enjoy the flavor, great, but this blog is basically gherkins.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Prime 9 - Right Handed Starters. The 9 Greatest Right Handed Starters of All Time



-The qualifier for the MLB Network list eliminated Cy Young given his pre 1900 career.  MLB Network list is first, mine's second. My top 200 of all time is here.

MLB Network List:

1. Johnson
2. Maddux
3. Alexander
3. Mathewson
5. Clemens
6. Seaver
7. Martinez
8. Palmer
9. Gibson

My List:
1. Johnson
2. Clemens
3. Young
4. Alexander
5. Maddux
6. Martinez
7. Mathewson
8. Gibson
9. Walsh

If I had the same restriction as the 19th century pitchers that MLB Network used, Seaver would be my 9th, and everyone would slide up.  I'm gonna guess Clemens got bumped back on the MLB list by the morality police.  Ed Walsh had a career ERA+ of 146, so you can decide if he was better than Palmer (126).