Re: Matt Maloney
Originally Posted by reds44
A 4.32 ERA in AAA isn't really something to be that excited about, right?
That ERA really belies his peripherals. His FIP would be under 4.00 with those numbers, possibly in the mid 3's. While I'm not particularly high on his potential, I think he's definitely earned a shot. I think he could be that guy I was hoping Belisle would be -- ERA around 5.00 and 180 IP for cheap.
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.