Posted by cobra on 7/23/2013 4:12:00 PM (view original):
Posted by bad_luck on 7/19/2013 10:30:00 PM (view original):Really? You can argue who's better but "doesn't really compare"
Clemens is arguably the greatest pitcher of all time. Ryan doesn't really compare.
You asked if I was comparing Ryan to a "roid head."
I was but only in the sense that Ryan was not anywhere near as good as Clemens but still good enough to be a hall of famer.
Ryan threw 5386 innings with a 112 ERA+, 3.19 ERA, 1.247 Whip, 4.7 BB/9, & 9.5 K/9
Clemens threw 4916 innings with a 143 ERA+. 3.12 ERA, 1.173 Whip, 2.9 BB/9 & 8.6 K/9.
I know a lot of those numbers look similar, but the run scoring environment that Clemens pitched in from 1994 on was significantly different than the run scoring environment that Ryan faced for most of his career. Hence the huge difference in ERA+.