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We don't bother looking for the third-base coach, or long-time assistant, who could have been Lombardi or Sparky if only given the chance.
It's just the way I remember it. Hunter and Palmer were considered the two best pitchers in the AL at the time
To be fair, this should probably be park-adjusted in some way; Oakland's massive foul territory gives their defense plenty of free outs.
we're better off preferring and validating performance that contributes to more effective actual team results
What does this mean? What stats or information would you use to do this?
And while the sentiment of "this was a great team, it must have had some great players" is understandable, singling out one of those players because he was slightly better than the others is exactly what many of us speak against -- don't hand out individual awards based on the quality of teammates.
He said: “You’ve seen me pitch long enough to know that ERA is not a big deal to me, I care about wins.
So he was at 67% last year. Is the upcoming election (voting revealed in Jan, 2013, I believe) his final year on the ballot? Sorry for the dumb question.
Francesspool today: "Justin Verlander is every bit as good as Jack Morris."
That's because the dominant voices in this group use Hall of Fame discussions as a surrogate for the Hall of Merit, and refuse to acknowledge any difference between them. Not much you can do about it but be glad that their opinions didn't weigh much when Catfish came up for a vote.
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