Re: Clint Hurdle: Bruce, Votto more than just hitters
Originally Posted by edabbs44
If you want to dig in even further, he isn't saying that Pettyjohn knows how to win. He said that he doesn't really care if the guy throws heat, he cares more if he "knows how to win". Which, to me, means that he'd rather have a crafty guy who keeps your team in ballgames over a guy who throws gas and gets shelled.
Or that W-L is a better indicator of pitching ability than things like ERA and strikeouts. We can spin it any way you want. Bottom line is that it's odd that in a year such as this, when talk moves to prospects getting an opportunity and building for the future, Dusty focuses on the 31 year old career minor leaguer who looks an awful lot like a left handed Josh Fogg. Dude loves him some underdog.
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.