Originally Posted by Wonderful Monds
Chapman also struck out 15/9 to Rodney's ~9
ERA would not be used to evaluate a starting pitcher in a discussion like this, I'm not sure why we are using it here.
Is the job to strike guys out or avoid giving up runs? Rodney gave up the fewest runs per 9 innings of any reliever since 1900 and you say saying he wasn't on the same level of Chapman because Chapman struck out a bunch of guys. Rodney is an elite groundball machine who also strikes out more than a batter per inning and doesn't walk batters.