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Thursday, February 26, 2004
more of the patently ridiculous
if you subscribe to lee sinins atm reports, you're used to these gems:
Despite his extreme effectiveness, Gagne's value was reduced by only pitching in 82 innings. Other than the hype of getting "saves", he was no more valuable in 2003 than Damaso Marte (1.58 ERA/26 RSAA) was for the Whitesox or Billy Wagner (1.78 ERA/26 RSAA) was for the Astros and among the pitchers he was comparable to include his teammate, Guillermo Mota (1.97 ERA/24 RSAA and Shigetoshi Hasegawa (1.48 ERA/24 RSAA). And, you can give Gagne as many awards as you want, but trophies do not change the fact that, on the field, Gagne finished a comfortable 2nd to Kevin Brown in helping the team win games by keeping runs off the scoreboard (38-26 in the RSAA department), with Gagne being closer to Wilson Alvarez, in 6th place, than he was to Brown.
so the ninth inning of a one-run game is just as important as the fourth inning of a six-run game. or something.
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