auclairkeithbc wrote:KronJon wrote:Maybe they are looking at more than just the 30 IP sample size from this year?
Meyer: 8.82 ERA, 1.78 WHIP, .294 BAA
Nunez: 3.92 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, .259 BAA
Meyer: 7.48 ERA, 1.77 WHIP, .304 BAA
Nunez: 2.98 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, .249 BAA
looking at last year's stats to select a potentially temporary closer really wouldn't make much sense. we have a decent sample size from this year. lots of guys come out of nowhere.
I'm not sure how you can say that looking at those type of drastic differences from previous years doesn't make much sense... makes all the sense in the world to me. It shows that Nunez has been the much better pitcher up until very recently. While Meyer has been great this year, he's been only slightly better than Nunez. Maybe the fact that Nunez has been doing good so much longer will earn him the closing spot. After all, whether they put Meyer in the game in the 8th or 9th, he is getting the job they need of him done.
At the very least those drastic differences over the past few years probably means that Meyer will likely have a very short leash if he does get the job.
After seeing the comparisons of the last few years, I think the Marlins should put Nunez in as closer. Would be interested to see what Calero's stats over the past few years have been... after all, he is the only one of the 3 who is available in my league! Lol.
Edit: I was wrong, someone stashed Calero on the DL. Oh well.