- Jul 21, 2005
The 2002 team was really damned good...it was a crime that they didn't make the playoffs. You had career-year Derek Lowe and still-close-to-peak Pedro at the top of the rotation plus a devastating middle of the lineup. It's kind of amazing how quick they fell out of it considering that Cliff Floyd tore the cover off the ball too after they traded for him.The table shows how great the pitching has been so far, just amazing.
Also, Grady Fucking Littlebrain was so horrible. He was actually worse in 2002 than in 2003, but nobody remembers it because he had a very good team basically out of the wild card chase by early September.