Neato Torpedo wrote:What about Baez? He was a full time closer as recently as 2005, and he's easily been the best reliever so far in the Orioles pen. Second lowest FIP and ERA (lowest of each if you don't count Jamie Walker's 4 2/3 IP sample size), lowest WHIP, and a good 7.47 K rate.
Even more recently than that Neato. 2007 in fact. When Ray got knocked out for the year Baez got the vast majority of the saves for the Birds.
I know it was that season he got knocked out as well..I don't recall if it was very end of season or after the regular season however, but if you check his player profile it will show you that. I grabbed him late in an AL only for $1 figuring he might scrape up a couple saves if Ray was hurt and wasn't complaining about that investment