Here is the perfect example of what I am talking about with a crap vsR and decent to great everything else who sucks large donkey balls...
I dont know how to link players properly in the forums, but here are this dudes numbers starting from control:
so a 55 vsR, everything but the 17 5th pitch (apart from vsR ofcourse) is good to great, and yet this guys career WHIP is 1.47 .287 OAV and his win/loss is 127/182. And Ive seen these kind of numbers from pitchers that have crap vsR but really good nearly everything else.
I dont know how Mercado has done as well as he apparently has, but all veterans here must know that there will always be variance in how pitchers will perform world to world, and my former pitcher whom I linked to above is proof that at least in this one world VSR is by far the most important rating.
And Crickett that was pretty funny about the sweater thing. But about Slick, I know he isnt very good, Ottawa is in the middle of a re-build, and I didnt what my team to be the worst in the league while I re-load. No doubt Im paying him too much for what he is, but FA was fierce this past couple seasons.