HOOTIE wrote:What happened last year is moot. Shouldn't effect this year's vote at all.
Garbage. Absolute garbage. It's the same voters and a similar situation. They voted in favor of the guy with the nicer W-L over a guy who pitched better, they should show some consistency and do the same this year.
HOOTIE wrote:Just for the record, RJ had 5 more win shares then Clemens last year. Clemens has 6 more then Carpenter now. RJ beat Clemens by 8 in vorp last year. Clemens leads Carpenter by 6 in vorp now.
Carpenters more innings favor him, but it's not that big a lead, 24 innings. Clemens 6.8 per start is very good.
Clemens didn't win in 00, he won in 01. I would have voted Mussina Garcia over him, but it was close.
01 win shares
Garcia 1st in AL
I don't mean to sound ignorant, but I've never heard of VROP or win shares, what are they? I've never heard any writer, announcer, manager, pitcher, analyst talk about win shares. For me, it SOUNDS like over analysis of stats, but maybe I'm wrong.
Also, while Clemens' 6.8 isn't bad, Carpenter almost averages an inning more. And I like my pitchers to eat up innings and finish games, but maybe some don't put as much importance on it as I do.