Re: Greinke to the Dodgers
Originally Posted by Tony Cloninger
Watching him pitch for the Angels...and talking with Angel fans... they seemed underwhelmed, as I was about his performances. Nothing that says #1 starter at all in this last year from him. But the Dodgers were basically bidding or over bidding for themselves. Someone says they will give you $100 for something and you say...NO, I insist..I will give you $300 for it. OK? sure.
Watching Greinke feels a lot like watching Cueto to me. You rarely get the sense that he's dominating. It's just that the outs keep coming and suddenly you look up and he's gone 6 innings, with 4 hits, 5 Ks, 0 BBs, and 1 ER.
That said, having Cueto's first 2 years of FA for $10M/yr is looking like an absolute steal -- comparable pitchers are going to be making nearly 3 times that!
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.