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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

The Ringer: How Lance Lynn Became the Best Pitcher in the AL

Like all great bits, my effusive adoration for Lynn was grounded partially in the truth—two truths, to be exact. The first is that Lynn specifically was underrated. From 2010 to 2018, 24 starting pitchers had at least three seasons with enough innings to qualify for the ERA title and an ERA+ of 120 or better. Ten of them have won at least one Cy Young Award, and another eight have finished third or better. But of those 24 starting pitchers, only Lynn and Hiroki Kuroda have never earned a single Cy Young vote.

A breakout season for the innings-eater.

My name is Votto, and I love to get blotto Posted: August 14, 2019 at 08:56 AM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: lance lynn, pitching, rangers, war

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   1. Rally Posted: August 14, 2019 at 11:59 AM (#5871263)
Mike Minor was not even aware that Lynn became the best pitcher on the Rangers.
   2. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 14, 2019 at 12:04 PM (#5871265)
Lance Lynn. Lance him!!
   3. PreservedFish Posted: August 14, 2019 at 12:15 PM (#5871270)
Not up to your usual standard, ElRoy.
   4. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 14, 2019 at 12:17 PM (#5871271)
As if I have standards. Blame it on the Lance Reddick!! guy.
   5. Spahn Insane Posted: August 14, 2019 at 12:23 PM (#5871273)
If you'd rather curse the darkness than light a candle, PF...
   6. PreservedFish Posted: August 14, 2019 at 12:50 PM (#5871287)
Blame it on the Lance Reddick!! guy.

Oh yeah, forgot about him. Carry on.
   7. calming him down with his 57i66135 Posted: August 14, 2019 at 10:27 PM (#5871539)
here's the key insight from the article; it was only buried 23 paragraphs deep (the editor must have deemed it less notable than the author bragging about his fetish for nouns that are "not sexy, but dependable"):
Lynn’s four-seamer, sinker, cutter, and to a certain extent his changeup all look similar coming out of his hand but cross the plate with different enough movement that they end up being difficult to square up.

   8. SoSH U at work Posted: August 14, 2019 at 11:24 PM (#5871550)
Lance Lynn superfan in baseball media, wandering around in a perpetual state of bewilderment about why nobody else seemed to realize how good a pitcher the gigantic Indianan was.

We're not ####### Indianans, either in practice or, now, officially.

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