Re: Is the blame on Saltalamacchia?
posted at 4/13/2011 8:11 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Is the blame on Saltalamacchia?
[QUOTE]Jon Lester 506.1 IP with Varitek: 3.48 ERA 272 IP with other catchers: 3.67 ERA ( Close and Sample size difference) Clay Buchholz 99 IP with Varitek: 5.45 ERA 275.1 IP with other catchers: 3.17 ERA ( Busts the Varitek bubble) Jonathan Papelbon 231.2 IP with Varitek: 2.10 ERA 136.1 IP with other catchers: 2.44 ERA (close and sample size difference) The long-term issue is this: Varitek is 39 and Beckett is signed through 2014. The odds are fairly good that Beckett will still be pitching when Varitek has retired. What happens then? Is Peter joking? Come on, Varitek is in a back up role, has no arm, can't hit and should have retired by now. Sure, he can do a marginal job as a backup, but at some point Theo has to stop neglecting the catcher situtaion and stop shopping for catchers at the pawn shop.
Posted by BaseballGM[/QUOTE]
I take it back.
" makes you that much worse.
You must be really desperate.
Tek caught a whole 4 innings of Buccholz in his lone full season. He was more mature last year and threw 2-3 mph harder than in the past. I'm sure
to mention that.
Tek only caught Lester a fraction of the time VMART caught him since VMART was signed.
I like how you use the accumulative to distort the picture. Wasn't it you who requested the game logs?
This criteria has to be measured year by year. Pitchers health/form changes from one year to the next.
Even if you go by ur skewed criteria, Lester's ERA with Tek - 3.48 career - is better
than Lester's 3.68 ERA with VMART last year
...which happened to be Lester's finest year
. Over half of his 2010 games with Tek were shutouts.
Tek caught Lester when Jon struggled with command/control in April/May of 2009. That's why the 2009 numbers favor VMART, who caught Lester in top form.
Career-wise, Lester has a 3.83 ERA with Cash, a good handler of pitchers, covering 51 IP.
The rest of the back-up catchers have caught no more than 14.6 IP individually.
Now, how about mentioning the rest of the pitchers? How about mentioning team win-loss records with each catcher, or are you afraid other pitchers will get Beckettitis
(Beckett w/Tek: 61-27. Beckett with everyone else: 11-14) and make you look more the fool.
Still wanna go by career numbers?