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But regardless, he's raising his personal brand, and creating buzz. That, for some godforsaken reason, is valued now.
Nobody has any compunction from saying how ridiculous they find WAR.
I find Kenny to be a buffoon.
...and they describe what they purport to describe.
Pitcher wins are descriptive of the manner in which actual baseball games unfolded (*), and they describe what they purport to describe.
When a starting pitcher earns one, they're virtually indispensible to fully describing the manner in which an actual baseball game unfolded.
The win purports to describe, with respect to starters, situations where a starter leaves the game with a lead his team doesn't relinquish. It does that brilliantly.
That fussy argument remains ridiculous. Laughably so.
It does both. It endeavors to describe those situations and does describe those situations.
I'm still waiting to hear how, in addition to describing which pitcher was there when (or right before) his offense took an un-relinquished lead, the Win stat endeavors and purports things? What mechanism does it use to make those claims?
But there aren't a lot of pitchers who've amassed 150+ wins that genuinely stink.
I bet it's pretty hard to rack up a bunch of all those things without being a pretty decent pitcher, too.
Brian Kenny and my grandmother
Are we talking about Brian Kenny the boxing guy?
In the meantime, starter no decisions have increased, making their W-L records less meaningful.
Actually, since about 1995 starter no-decisions have been fairly constant.
Before the dawn of the lively ball era starters were getting decisions in about 85% of their starts. From 1920 through 1935 the starter decision percentage declined to about 80% of starts, most likely because the increase in offense drove teams to use more relievers. That percentage stayed fairly constant until the mid-50s, then dropped to about 75% as ace relievers emerged. The percentage stayed there until the mid-70s, then started dropping again, most likely due to a combination of expansion and the increasing use of multiple pitchers in relief. By 1995 it had settled in at about 70% and it's been in that approximate vicinity ever since.
MLB Now really brings out the worst in both Kenny and Reynolds.
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