Seafordeagles wrote:If that was the case how come only 11 have ever done that in the history of major league baseball.
This statement is wrong (sorry but it is): "With a good defense behind him, like the Orioles have, you'd see much better results"
Your defense will never be as good because you just traded the gold glove shortstop and just put Peralta on 3rd base and Manny on short.
Manny doesn't equal Hardy on short (now).
Peralta doesn't equal Manny on 3rd base ever.
I didn't say it was easy to reach 50 saves, but that if a player is put in position to do so that it's possible for any good reliever. Johnson was very good at converting saves, true, but the team has other relievers who could get the job done.
The defense would definitely be slightly worse, but I don't think it'd be that big of a deal. Porcello's defense still would be going from a well below-average one to an above-average one. His results would improve even with a Peralta/Machado left side of the infield.