"Weathers did not do a bad job. I fail to see why everyone thinks this guy is some total stiff. If Coffey stinks the place up Weathers could very well get the job back."
Why so much love for Weathers? While I do admit his surface stats are servicable for the year -- 3.48 ERA and 1.35 WHIP -- they hide poorer skills underneath. He has walked 16 batters to 20 K. His WHIP has been over 1.5 for both May and June, with BAA of 277 and 292 respectively. With underlying numbers like that, Weathers is lucky his ERA isn't much higher -- as I've no doubt it would have been had he stayed in the closer job longer.
A 20/16 ratio, 1.5+ WHIP, and 277-292 BAA are simply terrible numbers for a closer, no matter how you look at it.
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