{jcomments on}A popular way of comparing two similar things is known as "the blind resume". It is especially helpful when trying to view items "in a vacuum" so to speak. It strips any potential bias and favoritism away, because being blind, one cannot know which item is which.

Observe the tables below:

Pitcher A IP K% BB% K/BB FIP tRA WAR 2008 208.2 19.1% 5.5% 3.51 3.80 4.00 3.5 2009 181.1 18.2% 5.6% 3.29 3.76 3.90 3.0 2010 211.2 23.1% 6.6% 3.51 3.27 3.37 4.7 2011 139.0 15.7% 5.6% 2.82 3.44 3.10 2.5 Pitcher B IP K% BB% K/BB FIP tRA WAR 2008 183.1 15.0% 5.4% 2.76 3.59 3.75 3.6 2009 117.1 17.9% 5.0% 1.84 3.58 3.50 2.1 2010 196.1 19.6% 5.9% 2.20 3.26 3.19 4.1 2011 202.0 19.2% 5.9% 2.18 3.78 3.98 2.4

For all intents and purposes, both seem to be nearly dead even. Both...

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