Re: Coffey extended through '08
Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor
Could also be a precursor to a conversation that goes something like this:
"Todd, we consider you an important part of the future of this franchise -- and we're making a financial commitment to you that says that. Now, head down to Louisville and figure out whats wrong."
FWIW, I like relievers that miss bats. Todd Coffey, when hes right, misses bats. Always good to keep around.
Good call CE. They know he needs some time and don't want to kill his confidence and undercut themselves. This doesn't really affect their commitment any, gets an arb case out of the way, and let's him focus on being a good major league pitcher, not worrying if he'll be one at all.
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.