Reduction in walks is big factor in good start
For a pitcher, leading the majors in walks isn't the disgrace it used to be.
In 2011, the distinction belonged to Gio Gonzalez, who had 91 to go along with his 16-12 record and a 3.12 ERA. The year before, Gonzalez issued 92 bases on balls and managed to go 15-9 with a 3.23 ERA.
This offseason, the Washington Nationals didn't hold...