BitterDodgerFan wrote:uhm so who's gonna be closing in detroit?
I'm thinking Perry will get the first shot unless they sign somebody, which they might.
my guess is they'll sign some garbage vet with previous experience sometime in the spring (like a Dotel or someone like that) and if not let Perry/Zumaya battle it out (but as Aqua said dont expect much)
Neato Torpedo wrote: Dan Lambskin wrote:
Neato Torpedo wrote:Rodney's an elite reliever. 4.40 ERA Look at 2009, where he 4.56 FIP went 37 for 38 in 1.47 WHIP save opportunities. What any team with division title aspirations needs is a 4.88 BB/9 closer who can perform in clutch 0.3 WAR situations.
i wont argue that Rodney is over-rated, but his bad numbers last year were inflated by really bad outings in non-save situations
Well no crap, but an alternate way to look at that statement is that his worst outings happened to be in non-save situations. What happens in 2010 when it happens in save situations? I bet the Angels FO will be seriously reconsidering this RP spending strategy.
i relate it to no pressure situations (i.e. you havent had any work in 4 days, we're up/down by 4/5 runs, go get some work in)...are you really going to give your best effort in those situations?