It’s telling over a period of time, taken into account the teams success rate naturally, how well their bullpen is performing. Take a look at the Texas Rangers over the last 30 days. They are a 19-10 and steaming toward playoff relevance… maybe. During that time they had 17 save/hold situations. Those of you that can’t count well, that is a lot. Leading the charge for them has been bullpen recall and future closer dubbed by me Keone Kela, who over that same 30 day period is contributing a hold basically every third game with 8. As a team, they have 28 team holds which is more than the White Sox, Orioles, Phillies, Athletics and Mets… combined. So basically they are the Costco of holds for those who like to buy in bulk. Kela isn’t alone in his fantasy hold-em, Sam Dyson has kicked in 7, Jake Diekman 6 and Sam Freeman with 4. The best part of this whole thing is that the latter three guys were not on the roster to start the year. I love that kind of stuff, that’s like wearing matching t-shirts with your friends whether it be on purpose or not. Awesomely awkward. Stick it here for some more bullpen tidbits and a fancy chart with gadgets and numbers that show an order. Cheers!
- What the crap has Joe Blanton been eating? He has more wins in relief this year, check that the last 30 days then he has won the last 3 years as a starter. He also has 21 K’s in 16 innings pitched. That just feels like a stat that some high pitched guy would yell out on a certain TV show. So you’re welcome.
- I liked the debut of Ryan Dull. Looks pretty effective, minor numbers are there too.
- I am worried about the Cardinals bullpen usage, three of the top top appearance leaders are from the Cards: Siegrist, Maness and Choate. Choate is the epitomy of Loogy existence. 63 games and 24 1/3 innings that’s a frothy bullpen guy.
- Sleeper of the week: Mychal Givens of Baltimore.
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