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While I agree that Ryan Vogelsong isn't as good as Tommy Hanson has been this year, and the trend of All-Star managers going with "their guys" is a disturbing one, Keith could have made this point a lot better.
When he says things like
"and some day we will shake off the Felix Hernandez foolishness of last year and recognize that, yes, a win or a loss is at least somewhat a starting pitcher’s responsibility"
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"His interiors aren’t that impressive, but the idea that Kevin Correia has won 11 games with what is still a dicey Pirates’ line-up, is extraordinary. A 3.74 ERA and a .260 opponents’ BA give me the willies. But wins and losses do count for something"
it makes me cringe. Especially when he shows us just how meaningless wins and losses are by giving us the team runs per start for all these pitchers. Has Kevin Correia developed some new pitching technique that allows his team to score 7.17 runs per start? If so, why is he not teaching it to teammate Paul Maholm, who is for all intents and purposes the exact same pitcher but only gets 3.79 runs per start from the Pirates?
Ryan Vogelsong probably isn't as good as Tommy Hanson (or even Jordan Zimmerman, or several other pitchers who aren't on the all-star team), but he's a heck of a lot better than Kevin Correia, and when Jair Jurrjens is currently being thrown around as the all star starter because of his shiny ERA despite underwhelming peripherals, I don't see how Vogelsong is an abomination. However, I do think that Olbermann is using Vogelsong to bang the tried and true old world baseball drum that pitching wins and losses still matter, and that is just plain idiotic.

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