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Re: Greatest closer of all time

Postby sportsfan1433 » Sun Jul 15, 2007 9:08 pm

arod77 wrote:Hoffman, Eck and Riveria are the top 3 closers of all time. It seems like all agree on that.

1. In the late 80's/early 90's Eck was unhittable. He has the greatest 5 year stretch for a closer. Look at the numbers, it's not even close.

2. Hoffman - Greatest overall closer, most consistent of all time and most saves.

3. Riveria - Best postseason closer of all time..second to Hoffman in consistency.

They are all great in their own rights, it just depends what you would rather have. The most unhittable closer of all time, the most consistent of all time, or the most clutch of all time?


sums the whole thing up. Agree with all of tht
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Re: Greatest closer of all time

Postby Paws » Mon Sep 03, 2007 10:11 pm

Hoffman 518 saves
Smith 478 Saves
Rivera 436 saves
Eckersley 390 saves
Hoffman has the most saves he is the greatest. There is something to be said for longevity.
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Re: Greatest closer of all time

Postby Tavish » Mon Sep 03, 2007 10:58 pm

Paws wrote:Hoffman 518 saves
Smith 478 Saves
Rivera 436 saves
Eckersley 390 saves
Hoffman has the most saves he is the greatest. There is something to be said for longevity.



Eckersley 3285 IP
Smith 1289 IP
Rivera 941 IP
Hoffman 934 IP
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Re: Greatest closer of all time

Postby HOOTIE » Wed Sep 05, 2007 11:43 pm

Paws wrote:Hoffman 518 saves
Smith 478 Saves
Rivera 436 saves
Eckersley 390 saves
Hoffman has the most saves he is the greatest. There is something to be said for longevity.


Most of something doesn't make you the greatest. And saves are about the worst stat invented.
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Re: Greatest closer of all time

Postby chadlincoln » Tue Oct 02, 2007 12:16 am

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Postby CadensDad » Wed Jan 23, 2008 9:36 am

orange12 wrote:
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That's because he was portrayed by Tom Candiotti in the movie 61*. After watching that, I don't think I can ever take Hoyt Wilhelm seriously. :-b

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Re: Greatest closer of all time

Postby WaCougMBS » Wed Jan 23, 2008 6:39 pm

I would have to give the nod to Hoffman personally, but I understand all justifications for Rivera and Eck for sure ;-D
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Re: Greatest closer of all time

Postby HOOTIE » Thu Jan 24, 2008 3:14 am

WaCougMBS wrote:I would have to give the nod to Hoffman personally, but I understand all justifications for Rivera and Eck for sure ;-D


Not sure why anyone would rank Hoffman over Rivera?

With roughly the same amount of innings (Rivera has 9 more)

Career era

Rivera 2.35
Hoffman 2.73

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Rivera 194
Hoffman 147

PRAA (pitching runs above average)

Rivera 370
Hoffman 261
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Re: Greatest closer of all time

Postby WaCougMBS » Thu Jan 24, 2008 3:48 am

HOOTIE wrote:
WaCougMBS wrote:I would have to give the nod to Hoffman personally, but I understand all justifications for Rivera and Eck for sure ;-D


Not sure why anyone would rank Hoffman over Rivera?

With roughly the same amount of innings (Rivera has 9 more)

Career era

Rivera 2.35
Hoffman 2.73

era+

Rivera 194
Hoffman 147

PRAA (pitching runs above average)

Rivera 370
Hoffman 261


I was mainly looking at the save numbers and figuring in the fact that I hate all Yankees, that all ;-7
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Re: Greatest closer of all time

Postby thedude » Sat Mar 08, 2008 11:45 pm

It is pretty obviously Mo Rivera. He was flat out dominate nearly his entire career.
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