Karl and the fine people over at Athletics Nation
file this report:A bunch of us at Athletics Nation heard this gem tonight from A's broadcaster Glen Kuiper (yes, the brother of Duane with the career 82 OPS+ and .325 OBA). He was defending Joe Blanton's season last year because, wait for it, HE WON 16 GAMES. Then he went on to say, "If I had a choice of a guy who wins 5-4 over the guy who loses 2-1, I'll take the 5-4 guy any day".
No mention of the hypothetical guy who wins
2-1. Or wins 11-8. Or gives up 8 runs in three innings but his team rallies and he gets a ND and next time out wins 7-5.
I have to go to a meeting now. In Rome, people. Rome.
Labels: a's, glen kuiper, joe blanton, wins