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Link: ESPN.com - MLB - McAdam: The Big Question.

I'm liking this Typepad quickpost thing.   So if you're the A's, who do you deal?  Hudson, Mulder, or Zito?   

Personally, I like Hudson and Mulder better, especially because of one stat I've been paying more close attention to...  ESPN now has pitches per plate appearence... the total amount of pitches thrown per each batter that comes up.  High strikeout pitchers tend to have high numbers in this area, and you get a couple of freaks like Ryan, Johnson and Clemens who are able to ring K's up for 15, 20, 25 years, but if I'm making bets on longevity of young pitchers, I'd bet on someone who doesn't waste a lot of tosses.  Zito's P/PA number is almost a half a pitcher higher than the other two, meaning that over the course of an average game, that could equate to nearly 15-20 pitches extra for the same amount of batters--if he lasts the same amount of batters.  Throw in some inexplicably mediocre recent years and Zito is a tougher bet to me.  Hudson is just a winner, year in and year out, and Mulder is better than Zito if I'm choosing between the lefties.  Its tough to let Hudson go... its tough to let any of them go, but Hudson has the second highest winning pct of out any active pitcher.  If I'm the Mets, I'd sign whoever they give up.  Let the Yankees and Red Sox throw money at Pedro "5 innings 1 run" Martinez.  The Mets need a young arm to hang their hat on and Aaron Heilmann is not the answer, and I don't have a lot of faith in Kris Benson or that other goofball who can't throw strikes.