beezer wrote: Yoda wrote:
How many saves does Arredondo have
beezer wrote:I've seen Arredondo listed ahead of Shields to be next in line in a few places. Also, why would they take Shields out of the role that he has flourished in for years? Arredondo is arguably the best pitcher in their bullpen.
Oh sorry, ye that knows all. The answer is zero. That doesn't mean that Arredondo isn't better than Shields right now, which he is. Arredondo is short on experience but that is all. His stuff is dominant. His K rate is lower than Fuentes but his other peripherals are comparable if not better than Fuentes'. Again, Fuentes clearly has more experience. There are quite a few teams that would love to have Arredondo closing for them.
How many saves did Krod have when he started closing? How many saves does anyone have when they start getting them really? lol
I firmly believe if they hadnt signed Fuented Arredondo would be closing and Shields would stay setting up...could be wrong but Shields having 20 saves over EIGHT MLB seasons vs. Arredondo's zero in one season doesnt automatically make the decision for shields as easy as it was put with that question..Theres a reason why Arredondo has 10 wins he was trusted in tight situations..if he were to falter im sure Shields would be the other option..they BOTH have their share of BLOWN saves as well. Hey Escobar has more saves than Shields..maybe Kelvim would close by that logic, right? Krod must have ran with the closer job because he had 2 saves in 2003 vs Shields 1 in 2003. I bet Scioscia said "this shields guy only has one and rodriguez has double that..hes my closer!
Some people can think it would be Shields some people would think it would be Arredondo..we wont know until we do but it won't be as black and white as Scioscia becoming a caveman and saying "Zero Saves? Me no can use Arredondo as closer. Me use Shields him have more saves"
And on Gonzo..He isnt a true matchups guy to face lefties and someone else faces righties..Teams can roll without a "true" lefty..Angels have done it recently to name one team..I think they have had a couple recent seasons without bullpen lefty (ties it together nicely back to Angels talk)
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