ESPN’s Buster Olney listed his choices for the top 10 starting pitchers in Major League Baseball.
Cole vs. deGrom ?
— ESPN (@espn) January 2, 2020
A New York vs. New York top 2 wouldn’t surprise anyone even if it was not merited. Long as ESPN had an east coast bias. This time around, Mr. Olney has a good case. Spoiler alert, he went with the controversial choice. It could be easy (and right) to pick a back to back Cy Young award winner instead of a Cy Young award runner up. Buster Olney did not do that, he picked the money. Thankfully, this is DodgersNation.com and we don’t have to throw pitchforks for the Mets fans who are sure to be upset.
Get To It, Are There Any Dodgers On the List?
The sands of time stop for no man. The fact that there is an article like this that does NOT feature Clayton Kershaw is jarring, but accurate. Clayton Kershaw is not a top 10 pitcher in MLB anymore. Buster Olney did feature him as an honorable mention, though. This is a fair assessment, I believe. Greatness is measured against greatness. When you measure what we have…