Re: Mike Leake may be running on fumes...
Originally Posted by 757690
Your analysis is flawed.
Overall the Reds pitching staff improved similarly to Arroyo, but that includes Arroyo's improvement. Which means that the rest of the staff didn't improve similarly to Arroyo. In fact, when you break it down, he was the only starter who capitalized on the improved defense. Which means that only Arroyo and the bullpen improved. Why did the bullpen improve? Could it have been because it added Rhodes and Massett?
Looking at the years you are presenting, it's clear that it was much more than just the Reds defense that accounts for Arroyo's improved ERA.
Not really so much.
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