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K/9 vs. ERA by league

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For all of major league baseball:


Now broken down by the AL:


And the NL:



Written by halejon

September 4, 2007 at 12:35 am

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  1. Hmmm, interesting.

    I like your outliers – Tampa, Baltimore – both with a couple studs (Bedard, Kazmir), surrounded by a pile of steaming garbage.

    The Jays however have seemed to make a descent living by pitching to contact – even AJ was racking up the grounders last game (It would be interesting to see where the Jays would fall without his K/9 in there). Hell, even Chien Ming Wang is racking up nearly a whole K/9 better then Jessie Listch.

    Do you think the Jays are sustainable like this?


    September 4, 2007 at 2:37 pm

  2. I guess I should have provided some, you know, commentary with this post, but it was really just to settle an argument.

    I think it’s sustainable for the Jays. When you see it in context, they’re not that far off the norm, and they’ve got the Doc pumping out grounders. I had my doubts about Janssen because @#$@#$ Keith law convinced me he “doesn’t miss the bat enough”, but ok that was just dumb. Add League into the mix and the ball should stay on the ground.

    That kid whose name you brutally mangled should probably remember he’s a sinkerballer if he doesn’t want to have more outings like last night, though.

    I think Tampa is hilarious. Totally off the chart. Just a bunch of kids with loose cannons and they’re letting them air it out. 🙂


    September 4, 2007 at 6:20 pm

  3. Speaking of GB machines, apparently – according to that unassailable mountain of pure fact – the Toronto Star:

    League’s “back” injury has healed so well in the past few rehab starts that he’s found some more of that mythical velocity he left in a pants pocket and ran through the wash during the off season (I was going to say burned in a pyre of incense, newspaper and $20 bills didn’t want to loose to many people on the reference).

    “The injured reliever reportedly found a little more of the velocity he’s been searching for since a back injury sidelined him in spring training.”

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but who said anything about a back injury?


    September 4, 2007 at 7:06 pm

  4. It was always called a shoulder issue, but the “lat” he overdeveloped is in the upper back, under the arm. But it’s misleading if not anatomically incorrect to call it a back injury. I think the entire area was overdeveloped and thus causing problems with the shoulder.

    The thing in his rotator cuff was a big red herring, though.


    September 4, 2007 at 7:18 pm

  5. Haha…I’m glad he was feeling so good during his rehab that he gave up two doubles and two runs in an inning in AA and took the loss. 😉


    September 4, 2007 at 7:23 pm

  6. Either way, its about the dumbest way I’ve ever heard to throw away an entire season. The jays better have a trainer chained to his hip for the next 6 months.

    Off topic: this year’s NL RoY race looks better then a made for TV movie! Any thoughts:

    1. Ryan Braun Brewers
    2. Troy Tulowitzki Rockies
    3. Hunter Pence Astros
    4. Josh Hamilton Reds

    Heck, even throw in Ankiel for your sentimental (but didn’t get enough ABs) favorite. Though right now I have to go for Braun as he single-handedly got me into the Fantasy playoffs by a half-game, oh and he’s got all those perdy 4-baggers.

    Did I mention you’re going down drunky?!?!


    September 4, 2007 at 7:42 pm

  7. I have to go with Tulowitzki, because he’s running away with the Gold Glove at SS. Only guy in the league with anything on MacDonald, and he can mash the ball too….sigh.

    This is why drafting by need is useless. When we drafted Romero over Troy, we had too many middle infielders and the rotation was held together with tissue paper. Now we really don’t need another starter (which is perfect, because Romero is getting lit up in AA!) and are starting a SS whose offensive numbers belong in the 70’s.

    Down! Ha! Today I’m @#$@#$’ed, though because my entire lineup is hitting off of Cy Young candidates…


    September 4, 2007 at 9:31 pm

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