Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Zack Greinke: Now Officially the Greatest Pitcher in Major League History

Not because he won his first Cy Young award today in such dominating fashion that it makes me think the BBWAA are on the up-and-up, but because of this:

I thought that could push [CC Sabathia] over the top [in the Cy Young voting], because his won-loss record was way better than mine. But I’m also a follower, since Brian Bannister’s on our team, of sabermetric stuff and going into details of stats about what you can control.

*sniff* As if I couldn't love him more.

And oh, my friends, it doesn't end there. From that paragraph on you have Brian Bannister hailing Greinke's greatness as being a result of his understanding of FIP and Zone Rating and so much more.

Joe Posnanski is clearly behind all this.


Media Mentions said...

Interestingly enough, I came across this article today http://www.pressdisplay.com/pressdisplay/showlink.aspx?bookmarkid=BVJKTYX0KGV&preview=article&linkid=e197ed0a-e378-4916-96e1-7959aef04133&pdaffid=ZVFwBG5jk4Kvl9OaBJc5%2bg%3d%3d and then your post. I believe that it's got some pretty useful info.

Hope it helps,

Goose said...

Did you make that, Grif? Regardless, that pic is awesome.

Goose said...

Another bit of Chass goodness: http://www.murraychass.com/?p=1177

The Valentine and Clemens pieces are neat but for the sake of this site, the part about Toronto's new GM and the Cy Young voting are the must reads.

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