its not so much that it's all they require, it's all they have available.
He'll almost certainly get innings that matter, because every reliever pitches at least some innings that matter. It's the nature of MLB. There are too many games that aren't decided until the final out to pretend that a reliever will never be asked to get important outs.
But he'll be the last option for them, and he should be.
There will be an end of the bench on all teams. You've been trying to teach me that for quite some time.
WIth my right hand raised I promise that "I have always believed that there will be an end of the bench".
Where you and I seem to be completely opposed.
You seem to be not only OK but you actually seem to strongly advocate predetermination of who is at the end of the bench.
I am the North Pole to your South Pole on this point specifically. I believe that predetermination is a root cause of something very very bad in the sport of baseball.
Predetermination is how the 2018 Twins happened. Predetermination is how Logan Morrison happened, Predetermination is how Luke Voit ends up in a Yankee Uniform. Predetermination is why the Twins rebuild has taken so damn long.
When Jorgenswest states that the front office knows who Ryan Eades is, I don't believe it. I believe the front office has been watching, measuring, taking notes and I don't believe the front office is negligent in the science but the task at hand is too hard because the margins are thin.
I don't know Ryan Eades from a hole in a wall but he has been handed a roster spot so let's find out because the team needs to find out.
If you believe that he can't out perform Matt Magill before he even throws a MLB pitch. I'm not sure how you are able to reach that conclusion in consideration of those thin margins...However, if Baldelli agrees with you and refuses to deploy Eades. Then he can only be described as a waste of precious time and space and we've been doing a lot of wasting over the years.
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