Smiling Joe Hesketh said:
Everything in your first paragraph is complete nonsense.
One game is not an argument for or against making a $150 million offer for a pitcher, no matter if he throws a no hitter or allows 18 runs. ONE GAME. You have to look at the full history of that pitcher before even thinking about possibly making any offer at all. One game in that scale matters NOTHING.
By your logic Lester shouldn't have even been pitching in the postseason last year; after all he once lost 3 straight postseason starts! I mean, look at this shit, he's a choker!
I'll go one better, somehow the bum who put up this line in an elimination game got into the Hall of Fame:
8 IP 15 H 9 R 5 ER 1BB 3 K
I guess the HoF voters must have missed that game somehow.
Lester is an ace. Outside of Koufax, there's isn't an ace in history who hasn't had a playoff game when he wasn't at his best.