Re: Is Cueto really an ace?
Originally Posted by savafan
I honestly have to wonder if some peoples' obsession with number crunching every stat ruins the enjoyment of the game for them.
Real time results are what matter, not the potential of sustaining them in the future at this present time. Right now, Cueto is pitching with Ace-like results. Enjoy that!
Why do we have to treat enjoying the real time results like they're the same thing as trying to accurately assess what the most likely future results are?
I was one of Adam Dunn's biggest defenders from a value/production standpoint; I hated watching him hit.
Cueto had a great game today and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Believing that his skill set suggests he's likely to pitch like a #3 starter over the course of the season and not like an ace does not detract from that in any way. If anything, it makes games like this all the more enjoyable. When your expectations are more in with what actually ends up happening, you get disappointed less often and pleasantly surprised more often.
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.