Just A Side Note To My Previous Post…

WOW!

And…

Also…

SHEESH!

All I’ve Heard Since My Last Post Is…

“San Fran Got SCREWED!”

“KC Made Out Like BANDITS!”

“How Could San Fran DO THIS?!”

Blah.

Blah.

BLAH INDEED.

And YES…

I Am VERY SINCERE in regard to My BLAHS!

Just To WAKE-PEOPLE-UP…

Even For A MOMENT…

Is Jonathan Sanchez TALENTED? Yes.

Is Jonathan Sanchez A STRIKE-OUT PITCHER? Yes.

I Can’t Deny Either Point, So I WILL NOT TRY.

HOWEVER HOWEVER HOWEVER…

Is Jonathan Sanchez WAY WAY WAY OVERRATED? YES YES YES!

And…

Since People Seem To Be Making Their Statements Based TOTALLY ON PERCEPTIONS

I’m Going To Post His CAREER STATS.

After Seeing Them, Perhaps A Few Of You WILL BACK OFF!

Statements Based On FACTS + PERCEPTIONS are FINE and 112% ACCEPTABLE.

PERIOD.

I Just Simply…

DO NOT IN ANY WAY Think Folks Have Ever Even CONSIDERED Checking The Man’s Numbers.

PERIOD PERIOD.

So

Here. They. Are.

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB Awards
2006 23 SFG NL 3 1 .750 4.95 27 4 4 0 0 0 40.0 39 26 22 2 23 0 33 4 0 2 185 92 1.550 8.8 0.5 5.2 7.4 1.43
2007 24 SFG NL 1 5 .167 5.88 33 4 8 0 0 0 52.0 57 34 34 8 28 1 62 5 0 4 238 77 1.635 9.9 1.4 4.8 10.7 2.21
2008 25 SFG NL 9 12 .429 5.01 29 29 0 0 0 0 158.0 154 90 88 14 75 1 157 7 0 7 695 88 1.449 8.8 0.8 4.3 8.9 2.09
2009 26 SFG NL 8 12 .400 4.24 32 29 2 1 1 0 163.1 135 82 77 19 88 5 177 6 0 11 710 101 1.365 7.4 1.0 4.8 9.8 2.01
2010 27 SFG NL 13 9 .591 3.07 34 33 0 0 0 0 193.1 142 74 66 21 96 4 205 9 1 15 812 127 1.231 6.6 1.0 4.5 9.5 2.14
2011 28 SFG NL 4 7 .364 4.26 19 19 0 0 0 0 101.1 80 54 48 9 66 2 102 6 0 5 444 84 1.441 7.1 0.8 5.9 9.1 1.55
6 Seasons 38 46 .452 4.26 174 118 14 1 1 0 708.0 607 360 335 73 376 13 736 37 1 44 3084 97 1.388 7.7 0.9 4.8 9.4 1.96

Yeah.

EXACTLY!

TWO (2) Winning Seasons

Out Of SIX (6) Total Seasons.

THAT’S IT.

PERIOD.

Yep, He WAS 3-1 His Rookie Year.

And He Pitched That Year Almost TOTALLY Out Of The Pen.

And (also) YEP, His ERA WAS Almost 5!

BUT To Be Fair…

It Was His Rookie Year…

So We Can ALL Cut Him Slack There.

No Problem.

His 2nd-Season?

Well…

Pitched More

SUCKED MORE.

BUT, He Did Have More Strike-Outs Than Innings-Pitched…

So I KNOW Some Of You Have Already Given Him A PASS For That Season, also.

I Cut Him A Little-Slack For That One.

And THAT’S ALL He Gets From Me.

Shall I Continue?

I DID Make Sure To Highlight Those Stellar Win/Loss Records AND Those ERA’s.

Ya Know…

For Those Of You Who Think I’m Being Crazy OR Harsh in regard to The Guy.

HOWEVER HOWEVER HOWEVER (again)…

I DID Call It a (Maybe) Win (Maybe) Win for Both Clubs.

The Fact Most Folks Seem To Think It Was TOTALLY A One-Sided-Deal…

…In KC’s Favor, No Less…

Yeah.

Sorry Kids.

IT WASN’T One-Sided AT ALL.

Strike-Out Numbers Are Great, Yes.

The Fact Sanchez’s Only TRUE Winning Season As A STARTER…

Was ALSO The Year His TEAM Won The World Series?

Hmmm…

Yeah…

Hmmm INDEED.

He Does Strike-Out Almost 9.5 Batters-PER-GAME!

WOOHOO!

NICE!

Oh, Yeah, Right…

…and He Walks Almost 5 Batters-PER-GAME!

Not Jokin’…

I Promise.

Check The Stats, Please.

I’ll Wait.

I’ve Got Minutes.

People Say W/L Records Aren’t What REAL Students Of The Game Go By.

And You’re Right.

BUT…

ERA Is PRETTY IMPORTANT…

Correct?

M’Kay.

Glad We Agree There.

Sanchez Has Posted a SUB 4.24 ERA Exactly…

Hmmm…

OH, RIGHT…

ONCE.

That’s It.

ONCE.

Yet...

San Fran Got Hosed?

And...

KC Won The Lotto?

It’s Not Quite A Runaway, Is It?

Not. At. All.

 

Since I Really Don’t Wanna Fuel AND Fan More Upon More Flames…

I’m Simply Giving You The Link To MELKY CABRERA’s Stats.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/cabreme01.shtml

Is He A GREAT PLAYER?

No.

Is He A Pretty-Good Player?

That’s A MAJOR-LEAGUE-POSSIBILITY-FO-FLIPPIN’-SHO.

He’s Been Up and Down, Sure Sure.

It Happens To Most Players During A Career.

Try Watching AND Paying-Attention to OUR GAME For A Few Years or So.

You’ll Watch It All Happen RIGHT BEFORE YOUR VERY EYES.

That’s A MAJOR-LEAGUE-PROMISE-FO-FLIPPIN’-SHO.

BUUUUUUUUUT

2011 WAS A Break-Out-Season For Melky.

And Melky Is Now Hitting His PRIMEer’ishYEARS.

AT THIS MOMENT

I’d Take MELKY Over SANCHEZ In A HEARTBEAT.

PERIOD PERIOD PERIOD.

The Giants SUCKED in 2011 Due To A LACK OF RUN SCORING!

The Royals SUCKED in 2011 Due To A LACK OF DECENT STARTING PITCHING!

It Appears BOTH TEAMS Are Attempting To ADDRESS THOSE ISSUES!

Wouldn’t YOU Agree???

I May Suck At Ending A Debate…

Hell, I Dunno…

The Debate WASN’T My Point.

Not My Point At All.

My Point…

My ONE and ONLY Point…

Was That OTHER FOLKS Should STUDY THE FACTS

AND…

They Should Do So BEFORE They Click-Those-Tongues

BEFORE They Come-Out With BOTH-BARRELS-BLAZING

And…

BEFORE They Do So With Someone Who CHECKS said FACTS!

The Numbers MAY Lead To An Incomplete-Answer At Times, Yes.

BUT…

The Numbers DO NOT LIE.

It’s Important To Comprehend The Difference Between Those Two Statements.

It “MAY” Save You From…

hmmm…

Something

Sometime

Somewhere

“MAY” Being The Key Word.

😉

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