Related to some of the discussion.
And then the writer reminds readers about the "shutdown" concept introduced by Tom Tango in 2010, defined as an appearance that leads to a 6 percent gain in WPA. He suggests that could replace the save.
Terry Francona's style of bullpen management would drive me up the wall over 162 games but he's a damned fine manager.
The reason he'd drive me up the wall is because it's boring baseball. It's also winning baseball but that doesn't mean it's fun to watch.