Found February 04, 2013 on The Outside Corner:
Former Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Brandon Webb is retiring at age 33, according to his agents. Webb hasn't pitched in the majors since starting on Opening Day 2009 for the Diamondbacks. He won the NL Cy Young award with Arizona in 2006, and was the runner-up in both 2007 (won by Jake Peavy) and 2008 (won by Tim Lincecum), making the NL All-Star team in all three of those seasons. Webb also finished third in the 2003 NL Rookie of the Year balloting behind Dontrelle Willis and Scott Podsednik. Webb's career ends with an 87-62 record and a 3.27 ERA. From his debut in 2003 until his final full season in 2008, Webb was one of the best pitchers in baseball, totaling 33.1 fWAR, good for third in baseball over that six season span behind just Johan Santana and Roy Halladay. Webb's career through age 29 also compares favorably to some of the best pitchers under 30 over the last 25 years. That 33.1 fWAR is 16th since 1988 among all pitchers through their age 29 seas...
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