So I'm watching Jake tonight wondering what kind of pitcher he'll be by the end of his contract. According to baseball-reference.com his top comparables through age 28 are Carl Pavano, Oil Can Boyd, Bill Wegman, Johnny Marcum, Sloppy Thurston, Adam Eaton, Rich Gale, Aaron Sele, Charles Nagy and Jason Schmidt.
Of all of those guys, only Sele and Schmidt pitched over 100 IP past the age of 32. Westbrook turns 33 on September 29th of the final year of his contract. Well done, Shapiro. Well done indeed.