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An ace escapes from mediocrity?

Updated: July 22, 2010, 3:06 PM ET

Rank 'Em: Is Oswalt the best pitcher in the National League?

The reason why Roy Oswalt is seeking to leave the Astros, the only team he's ever known? Fortunately, we have developed a complex mathematical equation that answers the question quite succinctly:

3.12 ERA plus 117 strikeouts minus 33 walks divided by a 1.07 WHIP should not equal a 6-11 record.

Now you see what Keith Law is talking about when he harps on win-loss records being next-to-useless. ...

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