Originally Posted by dthimesch
yikes. That's a bold statement. Johnson is good, really good, but Halladay, Verlander, Lee. That's some tough competition.
Johnson led the Majors in ERA last season at 2.30, and led the Majors in ERA with a 1.64 this season before his injury. I know he plays in a fairly spacious ballpark, but he also has to face the Phillies line-up several times per year which Hallday does not. Johnson is right at a K per inning also. Over the last month or two, Verlander and Lee are probably 1-2 in the race, But over the last two years it's hard to argue with a healthy Johnson as the best in baseball.