Re: Can The Reds Win With Bailey and Cueto?
Originally Posted by Benihana
Ugh, I thought we've been over this a million times with the Drew Stubbs argument. In a game of statistics and averages, you cannot cherry-pick days or weeks or even months. The full body of work is the full body of work. It speaks for itself. I don't believe you can EVER look at the last three starts made by a pitcher and claim that he has bucked any kind of trend. You DEFINITELY can't do it if you are going to remove one of those three starts from the record to try to prove your point. That's just ridiculous.
Wow. I wasn't cherry picking. I was talking SPECIFICALLY about the numbers in the post by Brutus. You might want to re-read some. I was talking about how Homer has been raked over the coals here (especially after that previous bad start) and was pointing out that he had just previously had 2 pretty darned GOOD starts, that were strikingly similar to Cueto's during that same stretch. It's starting to make me wonder what you think my point was because you're reading WAAAAY too much into this. And I've never claimed he's "bucked" a trend.
Pitching and defense...anything else is gravy. Mmmm...gravy.