Dmville wrote:As far as CG's go, MLB ranks the top 6 as:
Mon--11 All Livian
Not a total picture, but somethiing to start with.
As for Dusty, only 3 CG's by Cubs last year. That doesn't mean that he doesn't let guys go too long sometimes though. I think he has the worst pitching instincts of any manager ever.
Easy to second guess in hindsight I know, but for every time he let someone go too deep, it seems there was a time where he pulled someone cruising in the 7th, ususally Zambrano, for Farns to blow it for.
Judging from your list:
Montreal - Rocky Biddle, then Cordero
Oakland - Arthur Rhodes, led to trade for Dotel
Baltimore - Julio
Cleveland - David Riske, Betancourt, Jimenez, Wickman
CWS - Koch, Marte, Pollitte, finally Takatsu
SF - Herges
Noticing a trend? If you want CGs this year, aim for Toronto, Chi Cubs, Diamondback, Brewers, and maybe Cleveland as they have the worst closing situations and at least decent starters.