Re: Greatest individual season?
A season that often goes overlooked: Steve Carlton in 1972.
41 GS, 346.1 IP, 1.97 ERA, 2.01 FIP. Using fWAR (which uses FIP), it was the greatest pitching season of all time, a hair ahead of Pedro's 1999.
But in terms of most dominant season of all time, on a per start basis, Pedro blows everybody out of the water.
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.