A save nets the same amount of points as a win (doesn't a good closer get about 3x the amount of wins as a pitcher)? And, walks and ERs (two things closers theoretically don't give up) are minus points?
The one thing that I think helps swing it to the SP's side is 2 points per inning pitched.
Let's say they pitch 7 innings, give up 3 runs, walk 2 batters, give up 6 hits, and strike out 8 (a typical day for Johnson/Hamels).
That means they score: 7*2 = 14 - 3 = 11 - 4 = 7 + 8 = 15
That's being a bit generous though. Walks/Hits/Runs negatively affecting the SPs is a big deal, since that would affect them much more than a closer. A closer theoretically doesn't give those things up, and rather just gets K's.
So a typical line for Wilson could be 1 IP, 2 K's, 1 hit, SAVE.
2 + 2 - .5 + 10 = 13.5
Closers pitch more often than SPs too. I don't know. I can't decide if SPs or closers come out better in this scoring system.
Sorry for my random thoughts. I'd keep Hamels definitely. Up to you on Johnson or Wilson. I think there are more pitchers out there like Johnson than there are Brian Wilson actually (which goes against what some people previously said). But, I don't think there is a wrong decision here.
(In reference to an Aaron Hill for David Price swap)
mpieco wrote: You're my new hero if that gets accepted.
Trade accepted! Thanks for the help!