Official Mariners In First Place Thread! Topic

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Posted by dahsdebater on 6/6/2014 4:31:00 PM (view original):
"Any pitchers last 50 starts" implies based on the actual results from that time frame, not talent, not even FIP.  The kind of statistics that, for example, the award referenced in the post is based upon.  Iwakuma has been unambiguously better than Hernandez over the 50-start time frame.
That's true. If you arbitrarily select "last 50 starts," Iwakuma has been better. But going forward? I'd take Hernandez.
6/6/2014 5:10 PM
Arbitrarily because Iwakuma just hit the 50 start mark this year.

So what has Iwakuma done since he became a full-time starter? Only given his team Hall of Fame caliber outings in over 50 starts. Granted, he has nowhere near the track record in MLB as many starting pitchers enshrined in Cooperstown. But for what service he has given the Mariners, he irrefutably has deserved to be paid like a Tanaka. Since 1920 for starting pitchers who qualify with a minimum of 50 MLB starts, Iwakuma ranks first in earned run average with 2.58 mark. That ranking covers a span of nearly the last century of baseball in America. There is no one above him on that prestigious list. Here are some of the names he has bested so far in his career:
Clayton Kershaw (2.64)
Hoyt Wilhelm (2.68)
Whitey Ford (2.71)
Sandy Koufax (2.71)
Tom Seaver (2.86)

6/7/2014 10:56 AM
It's July 1 and the Mariners hold the second wildcard slot by 1 1/2 games. Whodathunk?
7/1/2014 7:18 PM
Aug 15- M's regain 2nd wildcard slot!
8/15/2014 10:54 PM
When you Seattleites coming to a Mariners game???
8/15/2014 11:38 PM
I've been to 12 this season.
8/16/2014 2:06 PM
8/29/2014 6:22 PM
I'm working tonight and tomorrow in the Terrace Club!
8/30/2014 5:04 PM
Half game ahead of Detroit for the 2nd Wildcard. Only 2 games behind Oak for the 1st Wildcard.
9/6/2014 1:58 AM
5 straight wins. 1 1/2 games ahead of Detroit.
9/7/2014 2:36 AM
thanks for the jinx!  At least Oakland gave one back like the one that Houston gave them the other night.  quid pro quo!
9/8/2014 1:40 AM
You'd think I'd be used to 9th innings with Rodney by now.  I'm not.  Turns a three run lead into an adventure - for the fans and my cardiologist.
9/9/2014 10:18 AM
Man, that was hairy last night.
9/9/2014 10:26 AM
That was a fantastic game even if it took 4 hours to complete!  I'm going to the game as a fan Saturday night fellas if you want to meet up for a cold adult beverage.  Felix is pitching, and their giving away black King's Court tee's!
9/9/2014 11:24 AM
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