Obviously Jeff is part of it but, DID YOU KNOW?
Only two teams have at least 5 wins above replacement from their starting pitchers: the Detroit Tigers (6) and Chicago Cubs (5.4).
Cubs starting pitchers have the highest combined fWAR in the National League!
Only the Tigers are better!
Yes, Jeff Samardzija's winless dominance has a lot to do with it (1.5 fWAR). But Edwin Jackson (?!?!?) and Jason Hammel have each been worth an extra win, and Travis Wood is at 0.8 WAR.
Jeff, Edwin, Jason, and Travis are 7th, 10th, 12th, and 21st among NL pitchers in fWAR.
So there you go.
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