Re: What would it take to get Justin Upton?
Originally Posted by LegallyMinded
The fangraphs chat also addressed Trevor Bauer:
Sounds like there's something to the rumors of a conflict with management, but perhaps not enough to make Arizona give up on him (yet).
From what I understand Bauer is a lot like Tim Lincecum. He's a very smart guy who has developed his own way of doing things, particularly in regards to his his extreme use of long tossing and assortment of pitches. They've tried to get him to fall in line and he's been fairly headstrong. I'm guessing they just don't want to deal with him and/or are concerned about his health and would prefer a more standard guy.
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.