Re: What did Walt Jocketty do differently?
Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine
A 113 ERA+ in his four seasons suggests Arroyo had been an above average starter during that stretch. He may post a 6.00 ERA this year, who knows, but he's been a very solid pitcher during his first four seasons with the Reds.
ERA+ is about as informative as ERA. It's one of the the bluntest possible ways to look at a pitcher. It really shouldn't be used as the endpoint for this type of discussion.
"This isnít stats vs scouts - this is stats and scouts working together, building an organization that blends the best of both worlds. This is the blueprint for how a baseball organization should be run. And, whether the baseball men of the 20th century like it or not, this is where baseball is going."---Dave Cameron, U.S.S. Mariner