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Postby HOOTIE » Mon Jul 28, 2003 12:06 am

You have to wonder. LA has the best era by far 3.07, over a half run better to the next closest. LA has 53 wins. They should be in the top 3 in wins with that era. Consider this.

Colorado has 54 wins with a 5.11 era, over 2 runs higher.
St Louis has 53 wins with a 4.49 era
Toronto has 53 wins with a 4.87 era.

Thats 3 teams posting a era of about 1.5 runs higher, yet win the same.
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Postby Shitney™ » Mon Jul 28, 2003 12:11 am

pitching is winning my fantasy league.. that's all i know about that..
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Postby Transmogrifier » Mon Jul 28, 2003 12:21 am

I think--and this is without any statistical analysis--pitching overcomes mediocre hitting, but the opposite isn't true. The problem is, the Dodgers have absolutely HORRIBLE hitting this year.
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Postby Hyde » Mon Jul 28, 2003 12:25 am

Winning is all about having a well balanced team. Some good hitting and some good pitching. While LA's pitching has been great their hitting has been terrible. Only the Tigers have scored fewer runs than LA and we all know how good the Tigers are. Colorado, Toronto and St Louis all great hitting teams with some good pitching every now and again, but their hitting is the reason they have all won over 50 games so far.
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Postby Arlo » Mon Jul 28, 2003 6:54 am

Also keep in mind that the Dodgers' era is low partially because of excellent pitching, but also because of their home field, where the visitors' era's are also low. Factoring in the parks will make that list of team era's compared with wins look a bit more reasonable.
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Postby Super GM » Mon Jul 28, 2003 10:40 am

Well, Turner Field is considerd a moderate pitchers park, and look at the Braves ERA....A nasty 4.32!

Kinda hard to imagine this is actually a Braves team.... :-?
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Postby Madison » Mon Jul 28, 2003 2:58 pm

You have to have some hitting. Green's subpar year has hurt the Dodgers considerably. They needed to get a bat sooner and I still think they need 1 more bat.
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Postby wrveres » Mon Jul 28, 2003 4:01 pm

Transmogrifier wrote:I think--and this is without any statistical analysis--pitching overcomes mediocre hitting, but the opposite isn't true. The problem is, the Dodgers have absolutely HORRIBLE hitting this year.


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Postby Lofunzo » Mon Jul 28, 2003 4:07 pm

Pitching and defense wins but you have to have at least a little offense. The Dodgers couldn't hit their way out of a paper bag this year.
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