LionsandTigersOhMy wrote:No harm done.And as far as Gagne over Rivera.In 5 or 6 years if Gagne is still doin his thing and has a couple rings to show for it then we will talk.Until then I got to go where the money is and has been for some time.RIVERA!
doing his thing? so 70 some consectuve saves has shown some consistency? Oh, by the way, World Series rings do not make you a better player. If I am not mistaken, Enrique Wilson has 4 rings. He isnt that good. Clemens has more rings than Nolan Ryan, but he sure as hell isnt better than him. (Dont try to argue that one.) Maybe if Gagne played on a team that was as good as the yankees have been instead of the dodgers, we would be talking about how great Gagne is. Oh, tlef, how the $%*& does the all star game count as a meaningful save opp?? I think any game he saved during the regular season is much more important then the freaking all star game. Id like to see your argument for that though.
how do you know that gagne would do well on the yankees? there is a huge diference between holding a 3 run lead against colorado and going 3 scoreless innings against boston in october. until gagne gets to a post season and dominates like rivera(.75 ERA i believe) we have almost nothing to prove that gagne can be a clutch performer. i'll never deny that gagne is a dominating pitcher and i realize that it isnt gagne's fault that LA hasnt gone to the post season. all i know is that gagne had a chance to get the NL(and maybe his own team, since they were in contention) home field in the world series and he blew it.
his streak is very, very impressive, but much of it has come in very unimportant games, and rarely involves him coming in before the 9th, or with runners on base. will gagne perform under big game pressure? obviously, we dont know. but until he does, its totally ignorant to put him ahead of rivera.
who is the better player, an NBA 2 guard who scores 25 ppg in the reg. season. ( ex. paul pierce) or the clutch shooter who demands the ball in the 4th quarter(reggie miller) and hits big shots with the game on the line. i know who im taking on my team