Saturday, June 2, 2007

Beating a Dead Horse

I would like to thank Mr. Todd Jones for his noble attempt to enact my terrible closer experiment in real life. Mr. Jones now has an ERA of more than 6.00 after giving up five runs in the ninth inning in a 12-11 Tiger loss to the Indians. Of course, he still has fifteen saves (tied for seventh in MLB), not because he's a good pitcher, but because he pitches for a good team AND any half-decent or sometimes terrible pitcher can pile up saves because they aren't really all that hard to get.

For the record, Mr. Jones now has a -5.2 ARP and a -0.117 WXRL. Below replacement level performance. Tied for seventh in saves.

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