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    Anyone have a biased opinion that contradicts either good judgement or mathematical proof?

    Since 2009, I've been convinced that Jonathan Papelbon has been way, way overrated. Some Sox fans would give me weird looks, but every time this guy came out for a save it was an adventure. I knew every pitch that was coming: a 94 MPH fastball. A "splitter" was mixed in about 10% of the time. Batters would knock the ball around, and he'd notch a save due to great Sox defense, luck, or because he had a three-run buffer. I swore this guy's numbers must have been bush league (at least his WHIP).

    Lo and behold, his WHIP since 2009 is 1.133. An ERA+ of 154, 106 Saves, 2.84 ERA, and 10.8 K/9IP only help to undermine my opinion. When I think of Papelbon, I think subpar closer. When the world looks at him through Baseball Reference, he's one of the best.

    Who else has such an opinion?
    "Allen Sutton Sothoron pitched his initials off today."--1920s article

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