Posted 13 January 2014 - 01:05 PM
Posted 13 January 2014 - 02:06 PM
You don't want your lefty who was your best relief pitcher in high leverage situations in 2013, be your long man, you want him to be the set up lefty. I just don't get all the non-appreciation that Duensing gets sometimes (and I am not talking about Jeremy here, just a general comment)
I agree that Duensing is underappreciated here, but I understand why. He pitched two different seasons last year. The first saw numbers like this: 4.67 ERA, 1.67 WHIP and a 1.88 SO/BB, while the second half saw numbers like this : 3.08 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 4.33 SO/BB.
Most fans had turned off their TV's or at least tuned out the on field product long before he became a quality reliever.
Posted 13 January 2014 - 02:41 PM
Posted 14 January 2014 - 12:59 PM
This means moving Corriea is a real possibility come ST, also they have little to no belief in Diamond & Worley.
Duesning does get a little more heat than he deserves, he is pretty good against lefties and can get out the occasional righty. However at 2mill a year his value is diminished. Diamond is not a good candidate to replace him but Theilbar was pretty good last year & Albers can easily be a the 2nd loogy/long relief pitcher.
Edited by Trevor0333, 14 January 2014 - 01:03 PM.
Posted 14 January 2014 - 01:14 PM
1) Garza 2) Nolasco 3) Hughes 4) Deduno 5) Gibson/Meyer
CL) Perkins SU) Papelbon RHP) Fien, Swarzak, Tonkin LHP) Thielbar, Albers
1) Dozier 2) Drew 3) Mauer 4) Willingham/Kubel 5) Brown 6) Arcia 7) Plouffe/Sano 8) Pinto 9) Presley/Hicks
Posted 14 January 2014 - 02:18 PM
Posted 14 January 2014 - 03:39 PM
Does it really matter with a long man coming in to eat some innings in a game thats already out of hand?
Deduno doesn't throw enough early strikes to be a good reliever. He's either a starter here, or a starter somewhere else.