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Verlander's 19 (soon 20) reasons why wins matter

Posted on: August 26, 2011 8:28 pm
 
It's fashionable now to say wins are a meaningless stat for starting pitchers.

Fashionable, and wrong.

When Justin Verlander beats the Twins Saturday to get to 20 wins for the first time -- and is there any doubt that he's going to do it? -- it will be treated as a big deal. And it should be.

It is a big deal.

The Tigers are in first place in large part because they have the best pitcher in baseball this year. And Verlander is the best pitcher because he basically always wins.

He has started seven games since July 15, and won every one of them. He has started 17 games since May 24, and won 15 of them.

If he beats the Twins on Saturday -- when he beats the Twins on Saturday -- he'll become the first big-league pitcher since Curt Schilling in 2002 to get to 20 wins before the end of August. He'll be the first to do it in the American League since Roger Clemens in 1997.

Some people are starting to talk about him as the American League's Most Valuable Player, and I get the argument. I'm not totally convinced yet, but I'm sure not ruling it out.

After all, Verlander's season has had great value. He has put the Tigers in first place.

And he has reminded us of the value of wins.
Category: MLB
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