About @Jason_IIATMS

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9 thoughts on “ERA+ by Decade (in rolling 10 year increments, 1980-current)

  1. Maddux was great, but his is not the name that sticks out for "domination." Pedro dominated and by way of this graph was the better pitcher.

  2. 100 decisions seems too few, doesn't it? I mean, Pedro had 0 GS in 1991, 1 in 1992, and 2 in 1993. Yet he holds the lead starting in 1991 (or however that should be phrased). Don't get me wrong, I think this is AWESOME and am a firm believer in anything-that-demonstrates-the-awesomeness-that-was-Pedro. But this does seem a bit off-kilter. I'm not sure what the fix is. But it does seem as if the decisions threshold was too low. What if we upped it to 200 decisions? That would mean averaging at least 20 a year or, more likely having 7 full seasons or 6 full seasons and a few partials in a decade. Otherwise, a guy could have a remarkable 4 years and be dubbed the leader of 6 or 7 decades, no?