Originally Posted by Kc61
I'd like to debate that some time on RedsZone.
I think W-L is an interesting stat. It's perhaps least interesting in evaluating a starting pitcher.
For example, no Red pitcher has more than 2 wins currently this season. Yet two NL pitchers have 5. Tells us something about the nature of the team.
Also, W-L tells us something about relievers. IMO maybe more than starters.
Lutz is in on a double switch. Lecure is in. Hasn't been great lately.
I think some of these people here get too worked over the W-L stat.
We get that it is not the rue barometer of how good a pitcher is...but it does not mean it is a garbage stat. It just means some pitchers are unlucky when it comes to not getting enough runs scored...or better D behind them...or the bullpen will vulture his wins.
It happens to one pitcher every year. We know how good a pitcher is even if his W-L record is not that great.....but some here would wish it gone from the record books. That's silly.