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At Baseball Daily Digest, I argue that W-L for pitchers should be scrapped entirely, as it is a vestigial metric.
Is the use of W-L the biggest issue in baseball today? Not even close. It’s one of those issues that are small in relative meaning, but if changes are made, it can affect an entire fanbase’s perception of the game. We have seen how the ubiquity of the save statistic has altered how managers utilize their bullpens; discarding W-L can have as strong an effect, if not greater. All it takes is an open mind.
Also, the Braves traded three players to the Pirates for Nate McLouth.