urbanbreez wrote:yeah but how many and how soon?
- A Ray owner
How many? No one can answer that.
How soon? Right away. I think Ray will be given the majority of the ops. since it is more likely they face right handed hitters in the 9th. Sherrill will get the ball if predominantly lefties are up. A little like the Soriano / Gonzalez situation in Atlanta. Johnson deserves to be in the mix as well but I personally think he stays in the set up role.
Ray is possibly the only Baltimore reliever that should be owned right now in standard leagues.
Sherrill has never been closer material because he simply gets torched by righties. A few games ago when the Orioles played the Rangers Sherrill was in for the save with a one run lead . He got two quick outs and needed one more out for the save with Kinsler up, Young on deck and leftie Hamilton in the hole. Blalock another leftie was next. I thought to myself that if Kinsler got on base then Trembley should definitely IBB Young and have the leftie dominant Sherrill pitch to Hamilton. Kinsler got on, stupidly they pitched to Young and he hit a 2 run homer........GAME OVER.
Hamilton grounded out weakly after the damage was done.
Morale of the story: 10,000 kms away I have more clues how to manage a bullpen than DT.