you keep throwing it out there, i'll keep bouncing it back: coffey's better than weathers. he's younger, of course, so he's still learning, but he's got more heat and a better closer's mentality. weathers is a good set-up guy.
thursday night, for instance:
from the enquirer
Coffey entered in the eighth inning with runners at first and second and one out.
He struck out former Red Juan Encarnacion on three pitches.
That brought up Albert Pujols, maybe the world's best hitter.
Coffey's first pitch to Pujols was a 96 mph fastball for a strike.
Pujols eventually grounded one up the middle. Second baseman Tony Womack made a diving stop, but had no play.
Up next was Jim Edmonds with the bases loaded.
Coffey struck him out with an 87 mph slider on a 3-2 count.
That got the game to Weathers.