Lofunzo wrote:Who cares about the extra 1%+ when it doesn't even matter??
Lol. It matters. Especially when that takes into account every opportunity in their entire career.
Does the extra 100 IP in the postseason not matter?? Bring out all of the cats that you want. Hoffman needs another 100 IP of meaningful work.
Because regular season games don't matter? Trevor has thrown more innings in his career as a closer than Mariano. What is the point you are trying to make here?
You really fix the stats the way that you want them. You mentioned 1% but I am talking about the bigger stage. What about that??
I would have thought that showing you that Mariano, whom is acclaimed by many to be the best postseason pitcher -- to which I disagree -- has had his fair share of shortcomings that, statistically, the postseason is just like any other game. Players don't magically get better from the regular season to postseason. Sure, players can have good stretches, but postseason success for five years doesn't ensure postseason success in the future. I was hoping that I wouldn't have to put two and two together for you guys...again. And how exactly are the stats fixed here, or anywhere for that matter? I'm using their entire careers, and that shows H.O.F.fman with a save/close percentage of over 1% better.
If you think that Mariano has sucked on the big stage, you are mistaken. Hoffman's postseason record isn't exactly spotless. They are both great. Rivera is better.
He hasn't sucked on the big stage, but he gets far more credit for the World Series titles than he does blame for the postseason losses, even though it should be the other way around.
Since you care so much about 1 series, how did Hoffman do in the WS in 1998??
Lol. He gave up two runs to one of the best teams ever in a series in which the Padres hadn't a chance of winning.
Like I said, though, no need to re-hash the Rivera/Hoffman debate. It'll just end with (Yankee fan) name-calling and (Yankee fan) stubborn-ness...again.