Originally Posted by edabbs44
No, his actual ERA. The one that takes place on the field. It was 2.98 last year and 2.56 the year before. Not too bad.
His Dips tells us that Mr. Speier has been pretty lucky the last few years.
Using ERA to judge a relief pitcher is much like using fielding % to judge fielding prowess. It's only accurate some of the time. You need to look behind it to determine it's accuracy.