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I lost track of the other thread. Is this somehow an upgrade for Brenly?
Brenly replaces former Cubs first baseman Mark Grace, who did not return after a late-season arrest for DUI. He also was driving on a license that was suspended for an earlier DUI.
We shouldn't have to defend the win. When Felix Hernandez won the American League Cy Young Award last season with only 13 wins (and 12 losses), it was considered something of a landmark moment for the slide rule set; a validation of sabermetric analysis as a more definitive measuring set for quantifying pitching performance. BABIP, xFIP, and the quality start were hailed as long overdue counterbalances for inordinate run support or failed bullpens. All true; but let's not do a sabermetric sidestep around one simple fact: There is still only ONE stat that counts in the division standings and that's wins. And no major league pitcher has more wins than Pittsburgh's Kevin Correia. . . .
Granted, wins are hardly a complete indicator of pitching performance and I know plenty of folks like to pretend that geologists found a wins column next to cave drawings of mastodons, but I'll stubbornly cling to terms like "clutch" or "winner" for as long as wins continue as the only stat that's counted in the standings. If that's antiquated, let's go antiquing.
To this day I don't know what a "slide rule" is.
The slide rule kept me out of Viet Nam.
Do you know much about history? Biology?
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