paw75 wrote:I don't think so either. With 32 saves, I would assume that would make the Nationals a team with a winning record maybe even competing for a wild card spot. Let's not forget these are still the Expos.
Not necessarily...the Pirates' closers generally save between 35-45 games a year, and they haven't been over .500 in 12 years.
It just means that the team doesn't blow others out...they always have to win close games.
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Not necessarily. Bad teams can have closers that post 30-35 saves without much sweat. Win 60-65 games it means they save about half the games which is not that unusual. Mo can save 50 on a Yankee team that will win 100+, so a team winning 65 can have a closer with 30-32 saves. We have seen Mike Williams save 50 for a Pitts team, Graves save 40+ for a bad Cincy team and Kolb save a good number for the Brewers. Decent talents on bad teams will get saves.