Poor Johan Santana! There is no way he can get the 20+ wins some touts project for him if he doesn't win games in which he allows just one run. I never believed the hype of 22 wins as the strategic environment of modern baseball does not allow a pitcher two things.
- Enough starts to get there. 34 starts are not enough to get 20 Wins.
- A reliance on the bullpen that does not allow starting pitchers to go deep enough into games to benefit from late-inning comebacks.