klvrdude wrote:stumpak wrote: Unlike everyone else in the mix, he has actually been sharp this year. It would not surprise in the least if he of even Sosa got a look at some point.
I said it when everyone was speculating Bernero, if anyone within the Braves organization is going to replace Kolb its going to be Reitsma. Sure Bernero has had good numbers this year, but talk about your mother load of anomolies, have you seen his career numbers?!?!! He hasn't had an ERA of under 5.0 since his rookie year in 2000. Reitsma is no second coming of Smoltz, but at least he has notched some saves over the last few years.
I disagree. If there's ANYTHING this year has taught us, it is that you can't go by a person's career stats to decide if he is going to be a good closer. Let's see, we have Lyon, Walker, Hermanson and Turnbow. And that is just from this year. I'm not saying Reitsma's not the guy, but to say, "Look at Bernero's career stats", I don't think that is much of an indicator of what kind of closer he would be if he got the shot. Also, FWIW, I do not own Bernero.