osforlife wrote:The front office/management went with a very simple approach to picking a new internal closer. They picked the reliever that threw the fastest, and fit the prototypical closer type; a hard throwing RHP.
osforlife wrote:I'm here to say screw the prototypical closer type. When the game is on the line, put in the best relief pitcher.
osforlife wrote:Baltimore's best relief pitcher is Darren O'Day, and he has been for quite some time.
osforlife wrote:Although, nobody seems to want to believe that. I would like to say that Zach Britton and Evan Meek have been exceptional so far
osforlife wrote:and Britton is proving me wrong.
Old Sneakers wrote:Honestly no. You can add Stinson to the list of "May not belong on the team" but I would not trust Meek to close.
ljmillar22 wrote:What would people think about bringing in a closer from another team like we did with K-Rod last year, someone that won't break the bank but can be effective, I was looking at Broxton at the Reds but he is due 7million which is a bit steep.
Has anyone got another player they think we could get and what would it cost us?
mikezpen wrote:I agree, but that's the way it's done now.
Meek another 1 2/3, no runs, one hit, no walks. HE BELONGS...................
Old Sneakers wrote:
8 ER in two of his last three appearances. Every pitcher has poor outings but do you still stand by this?
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