09-16-2013, 04:55 PM
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Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Oswego, IL
Originally Posted by TDog
If you are using stats to tell you Chris Sale is having an equivalent or even better season than Max Scherzer, you are demonstrating how stats can be used to show something that anyone following this baseball season should be able to see is untrue. Take your argument beyond people who agree with you and you will only discredit yourselves among those outside of your camp.
Arguing that Sale is more talented, has a better future, is intrinsically a better pitcher, someone who will be better in his next start or next year may be legitimate. Arguing that Sale been as good a pitcher this year, in the real world, in a perfect world where people watch baseball, is not.
You live on another planet. Just about every stat (EXCEPT FOR W-L) shows that there is at most a negligible difference between the two. I can't believe this thread is still going on.
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