How did a Manny/Abreu thread, turn into a Peavy thread?
I would take Manny in the long run, but for 1 year i might go Abreu. I'm not sure why Abreus year was called a career year, since he matched last years ops and RC/27, in previous years. And his value was only $2 higher then ever before.
Getting to Peavy and clutch, this thread is the most blatant use on misusing numbers i have seen in here. To call a guy anything, much less clutch, because he fared well in a small sample size of stats like risp, is just plain silly. Understand that a given year of era, can have holes wide enough to drive a truck through. I like Peavy alot, but his 04 era was way off the mark. The DIPS era was already shown. In a given year, luck can play a huge part in era. Hit rate %, and strand rate % for example. They can effect era if the % rate is off the average rate. Peavy's strand rate was a obscene 84%, 9% over average. A 5% difference can effect era. Using xERA, Peavys era was 2.98. His 2.28 era was a fluke. This means he had quite a bit off luck last year. With no luck, good or bad, his true era is in the 3, to low 3 range. Don't judge a player by one years era, and his numbers in small sample size stats.
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