Win-loss records don't tell the whole story

Originally Published: June 21, 2007
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

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How often have you heard this question asked this season:

What's wrong with Johan Santana?

Uh, how about nothing?

Yeah, his win-loss record is "only" 7-6. Yeah, that's exactly the same record as Miguel Batista. Yeah, that's as many wins as Adam Eaton. But what we have here, friends, is another classic case of how numbers deceive us.

Well, some numbers.

But especially these numbers -- wins and losses.

Why ...

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