Re: Homer Bailey - what to do with him?
Originally Posted by Kc61
Homer had a 4.43 ERA and threw 132 innings.
Leake had a 3.86 ERA and threw 167 innings.
I don't find the difference meaningless.
How much is that from relievers being effective taking over or not for each guy? How much is that from instead of a 1 run homer it's a 3 run homer? How much of that is scorekeepers' decisions to rule earned vs unearned runs? To put is bluntly, how much of that difference is just flat out luck?
ERA is not a useless stat IMO...but it's not much better than W's or RBI's.
Pitching and defense...anything else is gravy. Mmmm...gravy.
Last edited by _Sir_Charles_; 04-02-2012 at 12:28 PM.