— A Timely Look at Transactions as They Happen
Sunday, May 23, 2010
The move from the bullpen to the rotation is rarer than you think. The opposite path is far more common. Even in an age in which relief pitchers are highly valued and players such as Huston Street and Drew Storen are groomed as closers from the time they sign a professional contract, six of the 10 closers with the most saves in 2009 were converted starters.
In response to feedback from my entry last week, I’ve decided to start linking things that I do for Insider. They will always appear in my personal area, never on the front page or in the newsstand, and will always say “Insider Req” so that people who have no interest in subscribing will instantly know to steer clear (though I’d still like to encourage you guys to subscribe, consider the most you ever have to pay is a dollar a month or so and you can frequently get this down as low as 40 cents a month).
Do keep in mind that there’s a more general type of audience there, so I try to write in a simpler, more straightforward manner for people who are not as immersed in sabermetrics as you guys are.
Edit: Removed the article link after changing the template to allow article links. Jim.
Posted: May 23, 2010 at 05:08 PM | 17 comment(s)
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