Westbrook achieves sink-cess against Sox

Originally Published: October 15, 2007
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

CLEVELAND -- The Baseball Reference Web site has a neat little feature that compares major leaguers across generations based on their statistical profiles. In a strange twist, Jake Westbrook's closest comparable is a contemporary: Carl Pavano.

The comparison seems odd because Pavano, through his status as one of baseball's all-time payroll bandits, is an object of scorn and derision throughout the game and the focus of outright hostility in New York.

And Westbrook? ...

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