Re: 2004 Reds Staff vs. 2005 Reds Staff
When calculating Acevedo, did you use all his stats, ir just his stats as a reliever, where he should pitch in 2005? Also, Using Weber's absolutely horrible 2004 stats would be misleading, as if he is still hurting, he simply won't pitch this year.
Basing it strictly on last years stats is misleading, but it cuts both ways.
Your illustration shows that we can expect improvement in the pitching staff. The pitchers we have now, have showed, historically that they are better pitchers than what we had last year.
And I doubt that guys like Acevedo (stricly relief) and Wagner will sport 5 plus ERA's again this year. If they do, they will be quickly replaced.