[quote name='howieramone']I really have no idea what you're talking about but let's start here. When a starter is assigned a #, it's based on stuff, make up, and stats. It can be quite subjective.[/QUOTE]
I thought we were talking levels of performance. I am not really interested in what numbers or roles are assigned a player unless they can actually perform. Remember when Rondell White was assigned to be our cleanup hitter? Or Worley/Diamond were assigned to be our opening day starter?
What's more important to team's record: a pitcher's run prevention ranking ~30-45 in the league (i.e. #3 starter performance), or you or even Gardy calling him "our #3"?
[quote name='howieramone'] Many on this board believe we will contend in 2015. I'm surprised you are unaware of this.[/QUOTE]
I have no idea what this means. I get that you are optimistic, yes. I was presenting a subjective interpretation otherwise, and presented past performance as evidence. I'm optimistic too, but I hope our 2015 contention hopes don't really too much on "stuff" and "make up".
[quote name='howieramone']We both agree Santana is not one of the 10-15 best pitchers in baseball.[/QUOTE]
There are plenty of pitchers outside of the top 10-15 that could improve this ballclub, even in our glorious projected future of 2015.
Besides, the 10-15 best pitchers in baseball are based on stuff, make up, and stats. It can be quite subjective. I'm surprised you are unaware of this.
Edited by spycake, 25 February 2014 - 04:28 PM.