OK, PR is already saying yes, but hear me out.
Right now A.J. is on pace for a one WAR season. Many on this site, myself included have ridden him for that because it simply wouldn't fly as quietly as it has from any other regular starter. However, pitchers talk about how well A.J. calls a game, and because I can't get the nightmare ninth inning Castro called on Sunday against the Twins out of my head, (full disclosure: It's the last game I saw since I go to bed too early for our West Coast killings) I've been wondering if there is any creedence to it or if pitchers just offer traditional happy talk for a respected veteran.
Does A.J. make a difference with the way he calls the pitches and if so, should he receive a percentage of the pitching staff's WAR, thus raising his number to a more acceptable number? Does he deserve any credit for 2010's incredible FIP levels?
Does A.J. deserve a portion of the pitching staff's WAR?
Yes (56 votes)
No (18 votes)
74 total votes