Re: Defense, Pitching and Improving
Originally Posted by RedlegJake
I think Iíve undervalued what a bad defense can do to a pitcher or an entire pitching staff. Maybe this is something we have to face up to Ė it will hurt to morph into a good defensive team but as it stands how many pitchers can come to Cincy Ė or want to come Ė and expect to have great seasons? Harang has shown it can be done but thatís the Mendoza line for pitching talent. Lesser or younger, less experienced arms will likely be swallowed into mediocrity by the bad combination of factors that work against pitchers as it now stands.
Great post. Makes you wonder why people still cling to ERA doesn't it?
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