Posted by bad_luck on 12/7/2012 11:25:00 AM (view original):
No, you can't. If you want to know how many runs per 9 innings a guy allowed, ERA is pretty much it. It tells you something very specific about the pitcher's performance. Same with WHIP, K rate, HR rate, etc, etc.
W/L doesn't tell you anything about how the pitcher actually performed.
Am simply convinced by all these posts, that he refuses to grasp
the importance of a pitcher's W/L record, in accord w/ all other #'s...
Having NEVER held a baseball bat, while staring @ (RP)RFingers
handlebar moustache, guessing what's coming next... Never has
been in uniform, on a wooden bench, while all other 'team-mates'
begin verbalizing by the 3rd inning that (SP)NoRyan has his stuff
& that NO bat is gonna' touch it, on that afternoon... Or, the 1981
Fernando-Mania that involved 13 very important wins, inevitable
yes, but no way accomplished by any other pitcher, that season...
Point is, U R free 2 ignore the W/L category, all U want... Those
other managers who contribute to your loss columns,- generally
don't get lazy when seeking pitching 2 fill a roster, & review ALL
numbers relating to this game... U will not convince alot of owners
here that W/L in as meaning-less as U deem it 2 be...
Enuff typed 4 now...