Re: Homer Bailey primed for break-out year
Macro, lets also note that the league average ERA in those years for those pitchers (park adjusted so they will vary for players on different teams) were:
Maddux - 4.25, so Maddux was 1.36 worse than the league average. Walked 74 in 155 innings.
Glavine - 3.66, so Glavine was 0.90 worse than the league average. Walked 33 and struck out 20 in 50 innings.
Smoltz - 3.66, so Smoltz was 1.82 worse than the league average. He also had control issues.