This isn’t the first time I’ve talked up Brandon Webb. Avid fans (hey, Mom!) will remember that I juxtaposed my main man Barry Zito with Mr. Webb awhile back. I said then it’s quite hilarious that Zito makes more than Webb.
Well, Webb is about to cash in (and still make less than Zito). His agent is negotiating an extension with the Diamondbacks right now. If he keeps throwing like he did Thursday night, and like he has for the last few years, he should make a TON.
Webb improved to 8-0 with a complete game win over the Phillies last night. His ERA is now 2.41 and he is the picture of consistency. It must be nice for manager Bob Melvin to know he’s going to get something good, and perhaps great, every time Webb takes the mound.
At this point it’s just too simple to make an argument that he should be the best-paid pitcher in the league. It won’t happen, to be sure, but it should. Unbelievable how good this guy is. The D-Backs front office better come out of some coin.