Re: Fixing the Reds in One Fell Swoop
Originally Posted by Benihana
Guthrie is NOT the same as LeCure, not even close.
K/9 BB/9 HR/9 GB/FB Contact SwStr ERA FIP xFIP
Guthrie 5.5 2.5 1.2 0.97 85.5% 6.4% 4.12 4.65 4.58
LeCure 7.4 3.6 1.2 1.23 84.2% 6.4% 3.95 4.64 4.14
There is admittedly a pretty small sample size with LeCure, but do the Reds really need to go out and get a guy who doesn't miss bats and is homer prone? Guthrie is a decent starter. But the only thing that makes him better than the Reds suite of options is health.
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.