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Sunday, October 28, 2018

MLB awards: Brewers’ Josh Hader, Mariners’ Edwin Diaz win Reliever of the Year Awards

Any thoughts as to the merits of these awards?

QLE Posted: October 28, 2018 at 07:24 AM | 18 comment(s)
  Beats: edwin diaz, josh hader, relievers

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Mariners’ Diaz can pass Thigpen with one final save

When Seattle’s Edwin Diaz took the mound in a save situation Saturday night, it was the first time in 11 games he had such an opportunity.

Such is the life of a closer.

Despite some two-out drama, Diaz struck out the side in the ninth inning of a 4-1 victory over the visiting Texas Rangers for his 57th save, tying Bobby Thigpen of the 1990 Chicago White Sox for second on Major League Baseball’s season list.

Given the continued obsession with both relievers and saves, it sincerely surprises me that only Francisco Rodriguez has done better in the years since Thigpen- you’d think there would have been more efforts to break that record.

QLE Posted: September 30, 2018 at 09:46 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: bobby thigpen, edwin diaz, saves

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

The making of a modern closer: The meteoric rise of Edwin Díaz, explained – The Athletic

Some nice insight On one player’s development.

Stottlemyre: “This all goes with something I remember my dad (former Yankees and Mets pitching coach, Mel Sr.) always telling me about pitchers. He would say, ‘You never know when things are going to click.’ You work with these guys, have long sessions with them, and then all of a sudden, it’s like something clicks, and it starts to resonate.

“With Eddie, I have seen a guy who carries himself differently now. He has a much better understanding of who he is. That’s big. That takes time. In our eyes, we didn’t know if that was going to come this season or next season.”

Jim Furtado Posted: August 28, 2018 at 08:11 AM | 14 comment(s)
  Beats: edwin diaz, mariners, pay site

 

 

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