Re: Can Lackey pitch 225+ innings and win 22+ for us this year?
posted at 1/24/2013 4:03 AM EST
In response to mef429's comment:
In response to kimsaysthis' comment:
In response to mef429's comment:
You claim it doesn't mean anything. I've showed you otherwise, and via this high effort cherry picking, you've reinforced my point. Of course, there are other factors, such as run support, both lack of (Hernandez, Peavy, Johnson, Oswalt, Lincecum, Kershaw) and the opposite (Beckett, Burnett) or clutch pitching (Nova, and yrs ago Morris). Plus, you're stretching the truth here, i.e Harrison has a mediocre ERA at 3.29?
i said mediorce IN COMPARISON to the non-bold stats.
Playing in the AL at Texas stadium? Good for 7th in the league in ERA? Really? It's also notable how most of your high ERAs (DH counts for at least 0.75 runs), are AL and low are the NL (except Hernandez, who plays in a pitchers park with a weak hitting team in tow). Misrepresentative, to say the least.
Do you agree that a qualified sub-par pitcher can lead the league in wins? In theory if he has good run support and a good BP behind him it doesn't matter how good he pitches. A qualified sub-par pitcher CAN NOT lead the league in other pitching stats (like ERA, WHIP, SO/BB etc.) because then he wouldn't be a sub-par pitcher now would he? because what constitutes a good pitcher? good ERA, WHIP SO/9 etc...
In my eyes, W/L should only be used as a tiebreaker in the event that stats between pitchers are extremely close. example: Pitcher A has a 2.68 ERA, 1.116 WHIP, 13-12. Pitcher B has a 2.81 ERA, 1.067 WHIP, 18-5. Then i would say Pitcher B is better. Of course, there are 15 other pitching stats i would use to settle the debate ahead of wins/losses. If judging a pitcher on W/L floats your boat thats fine by me. To each their own. People value different statistics at differing rates. I put 0 value into the W/L stat because of so many variables that determine if a pitcher ends up with a "win" or not. Especially when there are an abundance of other stats that do a much much much much better job of displaying how good a pitcher is.
I have a similar view on IP, just because a guy pitches 250 innings doesnt mean he is good. it just gives some perspective when comparing other stats between pitchers.
Yeah. This post was written by a 20-year-old who just supposedly took his father's account while he wasn't on the computer and made it his own.
....is there a point to this post?
Well there's your profile for one...
About Me: My name is Rusty Shackleford. I am 34 years old and secretly a yankee apologist -don't tell-
It's interesting that you were saying you were 19 and stole your dad's ID when he wasn't on the computer. When I asked you about it and whether or not you and your dad were sharing your ID you said you turned 20.
I have no doubt you're a Yankee apologist lol, but who's 34? Your father? It's so interesting that you are now Zac's new bud, and have taken on the persona of beating up Boston fans here. Then there was your new Dolphins avatar after football season is over laughing at the Pats on a Boston board.
Actually, nothing about you makes sense - except for your screenname's original date 2006 and your new age listed as the number 34. Hi, Mikey!
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