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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Free-agent relievers take stage this offseason | MLB.com

We need to see more Duane Wards, Sparky Lyles, and Rollie Fingers again.

Get rid of the closers and bring back the firemen!

“The one thing I think you’re seeing a little differently is having someone that has closer-like stuff being used for two or three innings, and then balancing that with a pitch count,” Mozeliak said. “That’s a very slippery slope when you talk about in-season vs. postseason.”

Jim Furtado Posted: November 10, 2016 at 06:41 AM | 3 comment(s)
  Beats: free agents, relievers

Friday, September 30, 2016

Fox Sports: Ken Rosenthal’s 2016 MLB awards

I know, I know—Britton’s innings total, currently 65 1/3, would be the lowest ever for a Cy winner.

Problem is, the top nine starters in the league are virtually indistinguishable, with ERAs between 3.06 and 3.21. And the last AL pitcher to win the Cy with an ERA above 3.00 was CC Sabathia in 2007.

So, it’s a good but not great group of starters vs. a record-setting reliever. Or hadn’t you noticed? Britton is a perfect 47-for-47 in saves. His 0.55 ERA would be the lowest in history for a pitcher with a minimum of 50 innings.

Porcello’s 22-4 record is partly the product of his league-leading run support, but he also has produced the lowest opponents’ OPS among qualifiers. Yet, even in that category, the difference between first and eighth is minuscule; all of the starters are that close.

It’s not unprecedented for a reliever to win the Cy; it just takes unique circumstances. I would say these are pretty darned unique.

To which BK responds:

Renegade (((JE))) Posted: September 30, 2016 at 10:33 AM | 39 comment(s)
  Beats: awards, brian kenny, cy young, ken rosenthal, relievers, robothal, writers

 

 

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