teddyballgamemvp wrote:Dan Lambskin wrote:no argument that Zumaya is the best guy out of the pen right now, and Rodney has been better than Jones even with his recent struggles, but you dont pay a guy $6 mil to be your 7th inning setup man. besides, if Jones doesnt close you still have to pitch him, so he blows the game in the 7th instead of the 9th?
i just dont see a change being made barring trade or injury
Detroit has at least a 50% chance to make the playoffs via division win or WC, if Shelton can get back on track, and give them about 30+ homers. They still lead the majors in ERA. Thames has been a revelation. Zumaya has been an anchor. They have 5 guys with double-digit homers already, and we're not even halfway through June (Granderson is 1 homer shy of making it 6). They have lots of very nice parts.
When you have a shot to win, a team has to take it. It doesn't matter about how big Jones' paycheck is.
pretty sure the lead the league in batter K's too, their OBP is terrible and the make alot of errors, so i wouldnt count on a playoff appearance just yet.
and again, if Jones doesnt close, they arent going to just cut him so he still has to pitch. i'd rather take my chances with him in the 9th with a 3 run lead than letting him give up a 1 run lead in the 7th