Or there's just alot of terrible closers. Lyons and Borowski doesn't have the stuff to be closers, while gagne is probably way past his prime. Tom gordon is old and a fill in brad lidge, so him blowing saves is logical. Trevor hoffman is old as well and this might be the year he declines and have heath bell takeover. I just don't think the 3rd tier of closers are reliable this year.
I think some of it has to do with the high amount of turnover in the closers roles. There are at least 5 teams with new closers not counting injuries (Brewers, Cubs, Baltimore, Houston, Philly), I am sure there are more but to state my point that is all I need. With begin a closer for any team comes pressure, but switching roles or having added pressure because of team expectations can lead to many of the blown saves that there have been this season.
AussieDodger wrote:So much for the people who brag about not being in the closer runs. "Oh I got Borowski in the 17th aren't I awesome" No.
Point taken. But I also think it was part of their point that the turnover is so high, guys will pop up. I always try to position myself in the middle, with guys like Soriano, Corpas, and Soria. No early guys, but no ratio killers either.
This is always the best idea, as you don't waste a high draft pick, but you also get decent peripherals stats too. And don't forget about Capps