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Pedro Cerrano

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Greg Maddux in 1996 was an animal (well so were Glavine and Smoltz).

He threw 245 innings to an ERA of 2.72 and a WHIP of 1.03.

His team won the World Series and went 96-66 in the regular seaon.

Yet he was only 15-11.

I know that W/L record is about the worst thing you can use when evaluating a pitcher's performance but it just blows my mind that a guy could be that good and still be only 4 games over .500 in the W/L column and not really sniff 20 wins on a 96 win team.

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