Posted 10 March 2014 - 04:08 PM
Well he can't/shouldn't play Marty back-to-back because he's 42, so by that definition there's no way Cory sits through a back-to-back. But honestly Marty IS graded on a different curve than Cory and it's frustrating. This wouldn't even be an issue on any other team in the league, Cory would be playing. But for some mysterious reason they decide to score for Marty and not for Cory and between that and Marty's deadline whining here we go again. If their seasons had been reversed and Marty had the .918 with Cory the .898 you know they'd be giving him 80% of the starts.
This is where I get ticked. One guy definitely took a while to get going and find consistency (understandable in that he was coming to a new team), but he went on a hell of a run. Three rough starts somehow negates it all.
The other guy has been pretty bad for most of the past two seasons, but continues to get the "roll in the savior" treatment. And you are right, if the save%s were reversed, Marty would be getting a hell of a lot more starts than Cory has to date. Cory gets treated like he's a friggin' rookie that has to be handled with care and somehow STILL can't be trusted yet, while the other guy overall the past two seasons has been an inconsistent wild card at best who's benefitted from a lot of fortuitous goal support this year, but somehow HE'S the go-to old-faithful guy in PDB's eyes. Makes no sense. Only thing I can possibly think of is that Cory's having some bad practices lately, but based on what I've seen, I doubt Marty's looking great in them either.
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