17-4, 2.29 7-12, 4.46
more cy-young fodder: per baseball prospectus, carpenter and clemens are head and shoulders above the league in something called support-neutral lineup-adjusted value above replacement
, abbreviated "SNLAVAR." don't know what it means; just wanted to share the acronym. could it be any longer? i suppose we could have SNLABAVAR, or support-neutral lineup-adjusted ballpark-adjusted value above replacement; or SNLABAFIVAR, meaning support-neutral lineup-adjusted ballpark-adjusted fielding-independent value above replacement. and i'd like to see them run figures on SNLABAFIVAASSITE, which denotes support-neutral lineup-adjusted ballpark-adjusted fielding-independent value above a sharp stick in the eye.
something tells me that clemens and carp lead the league in all of these categories, too. . . . .
more thoughts on SNLABAFIVATLJM -- that's "support-neutral lineup-adjusted ballpark-adjusted value above the luckless jason marquis" -- from salvo at the birdwatch, danup at get up, baby!, and scott at cardnilly.
fungoes has named george hendrick as the all-busch rightfielder and, in somewhat of an upset, joe torre as the all-busch third baseman. torre hardly played there (only one full season and parts of two others) and was an extremely bad fielder; but his offense in those years was so transcendent he won rather handily over scott rolen and terry pendleton.