Posted by Mike Frohwirth
If you agree with the statement made in the title, you are excused from reading the remainder of this post. This post really shouldn't even be necessary, just like posts themed "Wilson Valdez Is Not Good. At All.", or "Offering Kyle Kendrick Arbitration: Not What You Would Call "Smart" should not have been needed. Alas, the majority of those inhabiting the Phillies' Twitterverse and Blogosphere do not currently appear to be on the correct page, especially when it comes to the 2012 Phillies' top starting pitcher. Let's look at a few of the false Lee narratives that are pervading the internets:
"Lee has ZERO WINS, he sucks, what's more important than wins? Nothing!"
It's 2012. Don't we know better than to care about "pitcher wins" by now? Not yet, apparently. The problem with the "pitcher wins" stat is that it collects piles of factors outside of a pitcher's control, and credits (or discredits) the pitcher for them. A pitcher could be hung with a los...