Originally Posted by Brian26
McDowell had a couple of prolific seasons ('92 and '93) that probably top anything Buehrle ever accomplished during an individual season,
'92 125 ERA+ 260 IP
'93 122 ERA+ 256 IP
'01 140 ERA+ 221 IP
'05 144 ERA+ 239 IP
Tough call. McDowell pitched a lot more innings but Buehrle had four seasons with a higher ERA+ than McDowell's best season and was the best pitcher on a World Series champion team.
Sale '13: 142 ERA+ 196 IP
I'd say he still has alittle work to do to usurp Buehrle's mantle.