Name the best pitchers in baseball.
You may be compelled to give me an opinion: Roy Halladay, Tim Lincecum, Felix Hernandez. But there are many truths to that answer. Dillon Gee has the best winning percentage; Cliff Lee has the most strikeouts; Jair Jurrjens has the lowest ERA.
The beauty of stats is that they offer us an alternative answer to any argument that is centered on the premise of who is No. 1. And oftentimes the right answer, as opposed to the one you feel in your gut, will surprise you.
Unless you're a bettor, that is.