Posted 11 July 2014 - 02:28 PM
Go on FB and you will find those bottom of the barrel devils fans as well. They are fan-boys to the extreme and they have said things along the lines like "well Marty had more wins than Cory last year so he is better!"
I have also heard from one of the leaders/mods of probably the largest fan group on FB as "Save % is not a good measure of a goalie, GAA and wins are better. I know this because I am a scout (but for soccer)" I'm not sh!tting you he really said that.
Reminds me of the dopes who say they'd rather have the pitcher who has an ERA approaching 4.00 but has a winning record vs. the one who has an ERA in the low-to-mid 2.00 range with a sub-.500 record because the guy with the higher ERA "knows how to win". Yeah, there's shades of gray here...an ERA can be bloated by a handful of putrid outings over the course of a season, and if you want to go into sabermetric territory you can bring up ballparks, etc...but the idea is to give up as few runs as possible so your team doesn't have to score as many runs to win. If the guy with the low ERA is pitching for a lousy offensive team and/or is leaving games with leads and seeing his bullpen cough those leads up, is his team really losing ithe games that guy starts because he doesn't know how to win?!
Marty's decent GAAs the past two seasons had everything to do with the team limiting shots...on a lot of other teams, it would have been 3.00 or higher. And Cory's GAA was light-years better than Marty's last season (1.97 to 2.51), so there goes the GAA argument with the fanboy crowd.
Edited by Colorado Rockies 1976, 11 July 2014 - 02:31 PM.
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