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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Does this team have the best bullpen in NL?

But for all of their faults elsewhere, the Padres have built a pretty complete bullpen this winter. General manager A.J. Preller is hoping that might solve—or at least mask—a few of his other concerns.

On Friday, the Padres finalized a two-year deal with right-hander Craig Stammen, seemingly putting the finishing touches on a group of relievers that might project as the best in the National League. San Diego previously added Drew Pomeranz and Pierce Johnson to that mix, along with a handful of intriguing non-roster invitees to Spring Training.

Betteridge’s law of headlines probably still applies, but there are some talented relievers out there.

Nasty Nate Posted: January 23, 2020 at 09:01 AM | 5 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. JJ1986 Posted: January 23, 2020 at 09:15 PM (#5918871)
FanGraphs depth charts say the Mets do, but that can't be right.
   2. depletion Posted: January 23, 2020 at 10:08 PM (#5918891)
JJ, you must have the chart upside down. The Padres did resign Stammen, who I was really hoping the Mets would pick up. Very durable guy with a consistently good ERA.
   3. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: January 23, 2020 at 10:11 PM (#5918892)
Lukewarm take: It's impossible to identify the league's best bullpen until at least what, late July?
   4. "RMc", the superbatsman Posted: January 25, 2020 at 08:00 PM (#5919287)
Does this team have the best bullpen in NL?

Well, is there a cool phone in the bullpen? Can you see the game clearly? Are there snacks? Can you scope out cute girls in this bullpen?

Oh...you meant the players. Never mind.
   5. cardsfanboy Posted: January 25, 2020 at 10:15 PM (#5919298)
Lukewarm take: It's impossible to identify the league's best bullpen until at least what, late July?


From my experience, that is pretty much the truth... bullpens projections are ultimately finicky... unless the name of the closer is Rivera, it's been pretty tough to accurately predict anything going into the season from a bullpen.

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