Originally Posted by kittle42
Because wins are not a solid metric of talent/performance. They are mostly - mostly - the result of run support. Scherzer 5.53 - 4th in the AL. Sale - 3.18 - 37th in the league.
That's why Garland had an 18-7 record in 2006 with a 4.51 ERA. That's not a great ERA but his teams put up runs. He also had a year at 14-8 with about a 4.99 ERA. MB had a ton of years with a 3.XX ERA where he was .500 or a little over due to poor run support.