Originally Posted by RedsIn07
Ahh yes wins, the perfect way too value pitching and performance...
Sorry to make you so upset.
Isn't the overall goal of baseball to win games? More quality starts, a low ERA, and a low WHIP should lead to more wins, but you never know. I know wins are sometimes inflated or sometimes don't represent how well a pitcher has pitched (EZ), but they are important. Willis' 2.63 ERA, 7 complete games, and 5 shutouts last year was outstanding. 22 wins to go with that is also outstanding.
Yes, he got off to a rough start this year, but he's pitched very well his last 10 starts. And he does have 12 quality starts in 18 games this year. He only has 6 wins this year, but could easily have 5 or 6 more. His ceiling might not be as high as Bailey's, but he is a proven major league pitcher. And a really good one at that. I'd love for him to be a Redleg, even if it takes trading Bailey.
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