Re: Farrell Questions
posted at 10/25/2012 8:28 AM EDT
In response to southpaw777's comment:
Wakefield will always have a higher ERA being a 95% KB pitcher. Guys like Lester, who had the best year in 2010 and Buchholz, besides the injuries, pitched well too.
I wouldnt add in Brad P and Smoltz for a year either. John Lackey already had elbow issues when he came here. and Taveraz? come on...
Beckett, Lester and Buchholz are the three I would concentrate on...Matzuzaka to a point, as the Sox FO demanded that he change his routine, not Farrell. Dice-K's first 2 years were good, but he wasnt the great pitcher we all thought he was.
Not making excuses, but there are reasons the sox team ERA could be inflated.
Once again, what are the stats from the Three main starters that were here when Farrell came aboard in 2007? Beckett, Lester, and Buch? Lester and Buch are the 2 who are left and now that Lackey has fixed his elbow that was effecting is performance in 2010, we can see what he does this year too..
Starter"s ERAs are not really what they seem to be. The manager had a tendency to leave struggling starters in games until they gave up 7 runs.. . Conversly, the manager would also remove them prematurely when they were throwing well.
That has a negative effect on the pitchers ERA.