The Brevity of Pitching Stardom
Justin Verlander just went on disabled list. It could be something minor -- but such things for 30-something pitchers are rarely minor.
Here, by Baseball Reference WAR, were the five best pitchers in baseball in 2011 -- we're talking just four years ago:
1. Roy Halladay 2. Cliff Lee 3. Justin Verlander 4. CC Sabathia 5. Jered Weaver
-- Halladay retired two…