Ranked them 1-3 based on their careers in their prime? Maddux, Johnson, Pedro

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1. Pedro
2. Maddux
3. Johnson

Pedro struck out MUCH more hitters than Maddux during their prime. Maddux wasnt cracking 200 in his prime while Pedro was getting to 300 in some seasons. All while pitched fewer innings, against better hitters, and in the middle of the steroid era

Pedro in 2000 is probably the best pitching season ever

Peak Pedro is arguably the greatest pitcher ever
 
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Here is why it's Pedro Martinez:

In 2000, arguably at the very height of the PED era, Pedro Martinez had a 1.74 ERA.
It was nearly 2 FULL RUNS better than the man who came in 2nd place....Roger Clemens: 3.70.

That's fukking insane.
 

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1. Pedro Martinez
2. Randy Johnson
3. Greg Maddux

I could be convinced that Randy Johnson belongs ahead of Pedro, simply because Randy was so dominant over a lot more innings. And that's one of the fair knocks on Pedro. He wasn't going 250 innings every year.

Maddux holds an innings advantage on Pedro also, but I don't think Mad Dog's peak was as good.
 

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Here is why it's Pedro Martinez:

In 2000, arguably at the very height of the PED era, Pedro Martinez had a 1.74 ERA.
It was nearly 2 FULL RUNS better than the man who came in 2nd place....Roger Clemens: 3.70.

That's fukking insane.
Pretty sure either that 99 or 2000 season is generally ranked as the best pitching season of all time. The league average ERA was damn near 5.

I remember going back and forth with some friends back then and I argued that if Pedro was in the NL he might have finished with an ERA under the 1.63 that Maddux posted in 1995. I doubt he would get a low as 1.12, but with how dominant he was...it could very well have been possible on a NL team that year.
 
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