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Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Rick Porcello and the 20/20 club no pitcher wants to join

And with Porcello set to make at least nine more starts, the right-hander isn’t out of the woods when it comes to joining the ignominious 20/20 club. In the past 60 years, seven pitchers have lost 20 games one season after winning 20.

Interesting fact #1:  All 7 pairs of seasons were within the narrow range of 1964-65 to ‘76-77.

Interesting fact #2:  Wilbur Wood actually did it twice, and came within a loss of doing it 3 consecutive years:  24-17 in 1972, 24-20 in ‘73, 20-19 in ‘74, and 16-20 in ‘75.

Interesting fact #3, and why wins don’t mean squat:  At first glance, Stan Bahnsen pitched as well both seasons (21-16, 3.60 ERA in ‘72; 18-21, 3.57 in ‘73).  But by bWAR he was much better in ‘73 - 6.2 vs. 3.2 (fWAR says he was equally as good, 3.2 fWAR in ‘72, 3.3 in ‘73).

TDF, FCL Posted: August 09, 2017 at 02:02 PM | 13 comment(s)
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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Brian Kenny on Twitter: ICYMI: A few smart teams have found a new weapon: The SuperReliever:

Jim Furtado Posted: June 14, 2017 at 07:08 AM | 18 comment(s)
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