HOOTIE wrote:Lofunzo wrote:Madison wrote:Obviously in real life, Pettitte is more valuable to the Yankees than he is to us in the fantasy world.
Exactly. Anyone who watched him in this past postseason knows that. He is a gamer. I don't even care about the numbers.
He had a nice 03 postseason. He needed it after quite a few bad ones. In 28 career post season starts, he has only 15 quality starts. 15/28, barely half. You call him a gamer, i call him barely above average, which is where his regular career numbers put him as well.
Again, you are looking only at the stats. Isn't there more to the game than stats? During the Yankee run, 2 starters that I would want out there more than anyone in a big game are Pettitte and El Duque, and I don't care about what the numbers say. No matter how many Yankee postseason games you have watched, I will guarantee that it isn't more than me. Maybe the same, although I doubt it, but not more. To me, a gamer is someone who does well in a big game and can handle the heat. Call him what you want. Saying Gibson this or Koufax that doesn't affect Pettitte's standing. I'll take what my eyes tell me any day over what the numbers say, decades later.
I can agree to disagree if you can.