Originally Posted by dougdirt
ERA is good. But when he comes into the game, I have no faith in him. Call me crazy, but when a pitcher, particularly a reliever, doesn't have control AND he doesn't strike guys out, I get really nervous about him being on the mound.
I just find it odd that some are upset with a guy who has been an effective pitcher for his career. He gets the same venom as guys like Valdez and the like because of a metric that is supposedly more predictive than ERA. And maybe it is. But we shouldn't be acting like the guy has been blowing games for years.