Originally Posted by TDog
Baseball, ultimately, is about winning. Sale's numbers are almost as good as Scherzer's numbers, but no one seems to care that Scherzer has done more to help his team win. That would matter to Sox fans if their numbers were reversed.
Except that he hasn't, if you look at any value-based metric, and I mean ANY (take your pick from WAR, RAA, waaWL, etc.) they all clearly show that Sale has been better than Scherzer. Simply put, if you were to have traded them straight up this March, the Tigers with Sale instead of Scherzer, would be better than they are now and the Sox, with Scherzer instead of Sale, would somehow be worse.