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  1. I don't really consider "but they were wrong" a great rebuttal.

    His stats that year were pedestrian, and I’m hardly the first person ever to complain about how baseball writers vote. We can agree to disagree though.

     

    In general i think a lot of closers are over rated, there are some elite ones, a few more great ones and then a lot of meh ones, when you are stuck with a meh one you should look to upgrade the position.

    Reed has the potential to be much better than Rodney iMO.

     

    I just hope he doesn’t cost us too many more of these games.

  2. That year, Reardon finished 8th in AL Cy Young voting and 11th in AL MVP voting. If he wasn't a good pitcher in 1987, that must have been an unbelievably bad year for pitching.

    Baseball writers often miss the mark on those votes, it’s gotten better over the last few years because a lot of the problem voters were dying off.

     

    But don’t forget it wasn’t too long ago that colon got the Cy young over Santana.

  3. Uh. No mention of Rosario still not being all that baseball smart? To me, that was the lowlight. He got himself out. I don't blame the hitters for struggling against Bundy, that is going to happen. But at this point in his career.... You'd think he would learn.

    Rosario is a frustrating player to watch at times. I hope he steps up this year in a big way.

  4. Even if you count those losses on top of the blown saves (which obviously shouldn't be the case, as there is overlap there and you're counting twice), he converted saves at a nearly 90% clip.

     

    Dave, you're just wrong here. Move on. Talk about something else for awhile and don't disrupt the forum with hyperbole. This isn't a suggestion.

    Oh so I’m wrong and unable to make my case why a 41 year old ‘shaky at best’ Over the last few years, and a guy who had a 0.3 WAR last year isn’t the guy we should have in high leverage situations.

     

    Ok I can see you don’t value any opinions other than your own. Have fun this season Brock. I will check back in with you when Rodney inevitably fails like he did with my Mariners :)

  5. Even if you count those losses on top of the blown saves (which obviously shouldn't be the case, as there is overlap there and you're counting twice), he converted saves at a nearly 90% clip.

     

    Dave, you're just wrong here. Move on. Talk about something else for awhile and don't disrupt the forum with hyperbole. This isn't a suggestion.

    Oh so I’m wrong and unable to make my case why a 41 year old ‘shaky at best’ Over the last few years, and a guy who had a 0.3 WAR last year.

     

    Ok I can see you don’t value any opinions other than your own. Have fun this season Brock.

  6. Rodney is terrible, have said it for years, this isn’t over reaction. He sank the mariners 2015 season, he is 41, he is a terrible choice for a closer for a team that should make the playoffs. He has cost us one game so far, hopefully he is demoted from

    The role before he costs us too many more.

     

    Seen it before, history repeating itself Brock.

  7. So, are you going to pretend you wouldn’t be grousing if it had been Pressly that had been taken deep?

     

    It was a curious decision to bring him into a tie game, but once he’s in, you HAVE to stick with him as long as possible.

    Pressly is a much better option in a close game then Rodney.

  8. Right, he absolutely killed the 2014 Mariners with those 69 appearances, 2.85 ERA, and 2.83 FIP.

     

    Yes, he had a bad 2015 for the Mariners. Then he bounced back and had a decent but short run with the Cubs that season.

     

    He's a relief pitcher. It happens.

    He sank the 2015 mariners, go back and check out the game logs, he literally sank that entire team. He is 41 and coming off of a poor season for a closer as well.

     

    He should be a 6th inning guy, not a guy pitching in crunch time for a playoff team.

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