metsfan12 wrote:Dan Lambskin wrote:AussieDodger wrote:The metamorphosis of Fernando Rodney back into Fernando Rodney is officially under way.
2 more walks today against 0 Ks.
That'll leave him with 4/9 BB/K which is about right career-wise.
Lets see if that is good enough to keep his job.
yeah, he's an abysmal 6/6 in Save Opps...should be Zumaya's job anyday now
He is not a good closer and 6 saves don't change that. The other numbers should tell you nothing has changed. Just like you shouldn't run out and grab a poor RP because he has a bunch of wins early on, you shouldn't pay too much attention to 6/6 by a bad RP either. A guy with a 1.41 career WHIP and 1.42 again this year, AND a track record of struggling to close isn't a good closer. In fact, if you look at his year to year stats, he has progressively gotten worse and worse including this year. Why would you throw all that out and focus on 6 saves? I still say Detroit should trade for Street if he is available.
closers dont usually lose their jobs unless they blow games. he's had a pretty short career and was battling injuries in 2007 and 2008, so i dont put a ton of stock in those numbers. Nobody else in that pen is anymore capable either...oh wait, Joel Zumaya there's a track record that just screams closer. if throwing 100MPH was all you needed to do to close, Kyle Farnsworth would be doing it. Rodney is not rock solid by any means, but it's going to take a string of blown saves for him to lose that job, and even then with Leyland as manager it's not a lock so i dont see that happening anytime soon. them trading for a better closer isnt out of the question, but i dont see him losing his job based on performance anytime soon