Originally Posted by nate
I disagree. ERA is a measure of what the run prevention unit does while the pitcher is on the mound. It's not a measure reflective of what he did by himself.
I have no idea what a "top of the rotation" ERA is but he's transformed himself into one of the best pitchers in the league over the past calendar year and to me, it's quite refreshing. Kind of like a mojito or shoju cocktail.
As stated before, nothing he does, he does by himself. Not even strikeouts, walks, nor home runs.
The greatest lie of the sabermetric crowd, "xFIP measures what a pitcher can control while ERA doesn't."