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Blakas wrote:If Rodney is lights out, Detroit'll still keep him in set-up.
The bullpen otherwise is pretty terrible. (Except for Zumaya).
Blakas wrote:No. It is the type of managing that believes you have to hold a lead in order to win a ball game.
If Jones comes back and shows himself to be reliable, it is a smarter move to let him close and let heir apparent Rodney shift to the set-up role.
Alternatively, you have spent $11M on a guy who may underperform because he is not given the opportunity to prove himself in a job he was hired to do.
It is not a question of stupidly putting an underqualified player in a role because he is being paid a lot of money. It is a question of giving a player a chance to do a job he was paid to do.
Also, players losing their job due to injury is never popular in the clubhouse.
Blakas wrote:Are you kidding?
$5M is a LOT OF MONEY for a middle reliever.
Salaries of last year's top set-up men:
Tom Gordon - $3.75M
Julian Tavarez - $2.6M
Scott Eyre - $1.54M
Either you own Rodney in your pool and are hopeful or are simply ignoring the reality of the situation.
If Todd Jones returns shortly, he will get a chance. How successful he will be with this chance is another matter.
Blakas wrote:You got me on Farnsworth.
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