Originally Posted by registerthis
"Number of wins" is one of the worst barometers you can use to grade a pitcher's abilities. "Wins" are the "batting average" of pitcher's stats, and its the kind of thing that leads to Jimmy Haynes getting a ridiculous 2 year deal simply because he ended up on the right side of the score 15 times in 2003.
Tony Womack hit .307 in 2004 hitting almost purely in the lead-off spot with Renteria/Walker, Pujols, Rolen, and Edmonds behind him. He scored just 91 runs. Adam Dunn hit .266 in 2004, usually in the 4th or 5th spot with D'Angelo Jiminez , Jason/Valentin, and Juan Castro behind him. He scored 105 runs.
Wins are pretty much screwed up the same way. What makes you good isn't what's measured the most commonly used stat.