Wednesday, January 8, 2020

The Era of Aces

The other day I saw a tweet that interested me. In the tweet, it displayed the top five pitchers from this past season: Gerrit Cole, Stephen Strasburg, Justin Verlander, Max Scherzer and Jacob deGrom, and in the image it asked the question, was there a better year of pitchers? 

With the closing of another decade of baseball stars and moments, what really helped define this era of baseball were the starting pitchers dominated the game unlike any other time period, in nearly 100 years. Other generations have had their fair share of great starters, but never before had we seen a collection like this. So I started to wonder, is this the greatest collection of pitching talent we had ever seen.