You'd think a guy with ERA+ of 124 and 165 the past two seasons would get a little respect, but we have people cheering him going on the DL at NYYFans. Since his ERA+ with us was 365 (!) last year, why do so many people seem to think he's a terrible pitcher? It's insane.
Speaking of pitchers that some people mindlessly hate, how's this:
2004 1.50 ERA and leads the NL six saves in six chances. Career 203 saves in 238 chances
I'd think a guy with numbers like that would get at least a little respect-say more than Gabe White or Ramiro Mendoza, wouldn't you? But he's universally dissed and has been for several years now. As Butthead would say "people are stupid."