Re: The case for keeping Weathers
Originally Posted by Kc61
On the other hand, take Todd Jones, who is 39 years old. In 2005 and 2006 he saved, respectively, 40 and 37 games and this year, while most of his numbers are down this year, he does have 27 saves so far. Some relievers can pitch well into their forties.
Never base your expectations for one player upon the performance of another. just because Todd Jones may have done that, that doesn't mean Weathers will. It's an illogical argument.
I'm of the belief that you sell high. Weathers is at his high point right now and ought to bring a solid return (Balentien?). Don't miss out on the opportunity to get value where you can.
Sabermetrics can be boiled down to this simple truism: A batter's goal is to extend the inning. Extend enough innings and you're going to score runs. Extend more innings than your opponent and you're going to score more runs than him.