Agreed, runner on second base after the 9th, no 40 man roster - bunch of bs.
Sabremetrics - bunch of bs as well - does not take winning into account. Example - MY Mets pitcher Degrom getting the Cy Young award because of his ERA... 10-9? Not much of a winner. Got it only because he played in NY and had the benefit of media exposure all pushing him. If he played for the Padres fuggetaboutit.
They’ve kind of taken the pitching out of the game in a way.
Kids today don’t know what a complete game looks like.
They pitch for five to seven innings, and along comes the relief.
I believe there are some complete games, but not like there used to be.
You touched on the ERA issue too, and I remember Bob Gibson winding up with something under a little over 1 ERA. Ouch!
The guy had 32 starts and gave up 2 or fewer earned runs in 26 of them. He had 12 losses or no decision in games where he gave up 0 or 1 earned runs.
Are you kidding ghost runner on 2d base is classic.