HOOTIE wrote:http://aolsvc.news.aol.com/sportsevent/ ... 1309990001
Kenny said they accepted less talent for character instead. Does this imply CLee was lacking charcater, and Pods has it?
Improving era 1.30 will do wonders. The offense scored 124 fewer runs this year. Kenny said they got blown out alot in 04, that they wanted more oba, less power. The 04 team had a .333 oba average, versus the champs .322. If you have a 4.91 era, you are going to get blown out alot. So why don't they say, in 04 the pitching was bad, in 05 it was great? What they are saying is scoring less runs, having a lower oba, but gaining character was the difference.
Does Manny have great character? He's always disrupting the clubhouse in some way. Yet he got a ring in 04. But now character is the way to go? And how exactly do you know if a guy has good character?
Chicago's post season era was 2.55. Wow. The worst pitcher was at a 3.47 era. Chicago had a .476 slugging% in the playoffs, versus a .425 regular season slugging %. Seems great pitching, and slugging was the key in the post season.
And I thought a huge reason AJ was let go was because he wasn't a favorite in the club house?