really tho, im just amazed that this thread made it past 2 pages.
heres the answer to all your questions...
YES, K's are ultimately inportant to the success or failure of your team!
why? well...would u rather (1) watch prior stike out the side every other inning and go for a no-no, or (2) watch brian lawrence ground-ball people to death? what would you PAY to see?
as a fan, i would go with 1. i know that back in the day in seattle, people would actually try to go to M's games when randy was pitching... screw the games that fassero threw in! thats a waste of money! (though i would have paid extra $$$ to see a bobby ayala start and get rocked and punch some windows)
anyways, now lets go crazy and assume the more attendance a club gets, the more revenue they generate, and thus, the more their business can grow!
well smart business owners, would re-invest some $$$ into their team and improve the team not only for the short, but long-term as well. and hopefully this cycle can repeat itself and the team will become a dynasty!
so basically K's, draw attendance, which draw $$$, which improve teams. but wait, wait,....what else draw attendance/generates $$$/ promotes growth? some other stupid stat... oh yeah thats right, ......WINS.....!
damn im one smart cookie!
*breaks arm patting self on back*
and YES, i do think im funnier than i actually am