Poll: Best Free Agent Pitcher Signed Last Winter

Andy Pettitte, Jose Valverde and Joaquin Benoit are some of the pitchers who have turned in fantastic first halves after signing free agent deals over the winter. Yesterday we determined that our readers believe Vladimir Guerrero was the best hitter signed last winter. Today, let's turn our focus to the mound:

Which of the free agent pitchers signed last winter has performed best in 2010?

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adropofvenom
5 years 28 days ago

R.A. Dickey laughs at this poll. 😉

mrsjohnmiltonrocks
5 years 28 days ago

I had to go with Colby Lewis. He washed out stateside and rebuilt his career in Japan. Who knew?

Swizzul
5 years 28 days ago

Colby Lewis for sure………who can count a guy who re-signs with the same team….

diehardmets
5 years 28 days ago

Has to be Valverde. His ERA and WHIP are still both under 1. That’s ridiculous.

Petitte gets honorable mentions. Dickey has also been surprisingly effective.

TwinsVet
5 years 28 days ago

I was torn the same way – but went with Andy simply because an SP is more valuable than a CL.

RBRCPA
5 years 28 days ago

How can Andy Pettite be on this poll & Tim Hudson not? I get that he didn’t sign w/a different team but he was still a FA, who signed w/the Braves & has an ERA half a run LOWER than Andy Pettite. Dude hasn’t pitched less than 5.2 in any start yet & has yet to allow more than 3 ER’s in any start.

5 years 28 days ago

Tim Hudson was extended and never became a FA

RBRCPA
5 years 28 days ago

Well, sure, of course I knew that. I just wanted to make sure everybody else reading this poll was on their toes!

RBRCPA
5 years 28 days ago

Well, sure, of course I knew that. I just wanted to make sure everybody else reading this poll was on their toes!

Swizzul
5 years 28 days ago

I don’t consider guys who just resign with their team in this poll………Colby Lewis all the way

westcoastwhitesox
5 years 28 days ago

Freddy Garcia!

Nicolas_C
5 years 28 days ago

haha, and he wasnt even a free agent, he had a team option for this year which was exercised

westcoastwhitesox
5 years 28 days ago

oops! He is a bargain, though!

Pseudonymus Bosch
5 years 28 days ago

Hey, where is Jason Marquis on this poll????

bigpat
5 years 28 days ago

Colby Lewis, without a doubt. Sure, he’s pitching great, but also look at the contract they handed out for him, what a steal! So many other teams could have signed this guy, but I’m sure a lot of them were unsure of the results they would get. I don’t think anyone would have predicted he’d be this good. Even if he has a miserable season next year, I still think they got enough value for that whole contract already.

nick678
5 years 28 days ago

Andy Pettitte and Benoit are both suspected steroid users so they dont count as good signings.

start_wearing_purple
5 years 28 days ago

What… no John Lackey??? Yes, that’s a joke people.

Can we really cay Pettitte was a FA since we pretty much all knew it was yanks or nothing and it was more like 95% yanks, 5% nothing? But on this list, I’ll begrudgingly say Pettitte.

5 years 28 days ago

R.A. Dickey

5 years 28 days ago

Where’s Joel Pineiro on this list? 9-6 record, 3.96 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, 3 CG (1 SHO)… pretty good pickup for the Halos this year.

5 years 28 days ago

In the same division as the pathetic hitting A’s and Mariners? Meh.

5 years 28 days ago

In the same division as the pathetic hitting A’s and Mariners? Meh.

5 years 28 days ago

Pettit? He resigned and never considered any team than the yanks. Another BS poll from mlbtr.

Yankees420
5 years 28 days ago

He was still a FA.

5 years 28 days ago

Carl Pavano.

fitz
5 years 28 days ago

How about Wagner guy has been unbelievable for the first place Braves and none of you even mention him. GIVE HIM SOME LOVE!

Yankees420
5 years 28 days ago

Gotta go with Pettitte here, and I must say I am very surprisingly blindsided by this great year he is having. And if Pettitte doesn’t count since it was Yankees or retire, then my vote is for Colby, much respect for working hard and reviving his career.