OK, ERA haters, stop reading, but when I grew up, ERA was king.
The cards currently have a 2.68 team ERA. My guess is it goes up a bit as the year closes, as their FIP is higher, but 2.68 is crazy good for a team ERA. Hasn't been done since 1972 and 72 was a strong pitchers year. Not as much as 1968, but 72 was a pitchers year too.http://espn.go.com/blog/sweetspot/post/ ... toric-pace
article on their FIP and xFIP for those interested: http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fanc ... -baseball/
and, finally, as a team they have a 141 ERA+
The 69 mets, for comparison, had a 122 ERA+
141 ERA+ for a team can't happen very often. Anyone know how to look that up?