Hughes vs Buchholz is a valid comparison. Where they are in their respective rotations really has nothing to do with anything.
No, no it isn't. Solid argument though, lots of references.
They weren't traded for each other. They weren't drafted in the same year. They're not from the same state. They're not the same age. They aren't similar style pitchers. They have different roles on their team. They aren't similar in any way, shape or form.
It's an illogical comparison used in a weak attempt at boasting. Following the (lack of) thinking here, I can compare any 2 players in major league baseball, based solely on a misconception that they're somehow comparable. It's a desperate attempt to pick one Red Sox player, saddle him up to his supposed Yankee twin, and say "my guy is better". It's absurd, and sad.