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May 16, 2014



Makes you wonder...

Which is a better indicator of a starting pitcher's prowess, wins or ERA? It's gotta be ERA. After all wins depends on your team scoring more runs than you allow (as proven by Jeff's winless dilemma).

No everyday position player makes the All-Star team because of his team's record in the games he plays. He's selected because of how well HE performs.

The other 4 guys on your top 5 ERA list have a combined W-L record of 16-4. After allowing 2 earned runs in tonight's error-filled loss, Jeff is 0-4 - still with a better ERA than all but Cueto.

Think about it: tonight Kyle Lohse allowed 3 earned runs to Jeff's 2, but Kyle got the win. As I said, Jeff's individual performance is better than almost every other NL pitcher.

Unfortunately, his team can't support him, offensively OR defensively.

The only thing left to do is vote him in and make history!!!

Tim@Cubby Blue

Yeah, wins aren't a very revealing stat.
This was a really fun thought, Bud.

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