Tigers' Scherzer is 13-0, but impressive record doesn't tell whole story

Thursday July 11th, 2013
Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer is having a career year, but he's more pleased with his WHIP (0.946) and strikeout-to-walk ratio (5-to-1) than his 13-0 record.
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Fans will be wary of advanced fielding stats as long as there are inexplicable swings like that. But any intelligent fan can see that we have better ways to measure baseball greatness than the wins, RBIs and other stats we used 30 years ago. Max Scherzer's win-loss record is 13-0. Also, he is having one hell of a year.

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