Originally Posted by George Foster
I don't question anything Cox's does in the clubhouse or on the field. He's by far the best in the NL and maybe all of baseball.
If a Wickman gave me grief, I'd cut him as well.
I dunno. Maybe Bobby Cox is getting a little too crusty, curmudgeon-like, as well as being a little long in the tooth, so to speak. I like Bobby. Always have. But I think this is a case of "What have you done for me lately?" Wickman has converted 20 of 26 saves this year. 6 blown just like Weathers has done. Wickman, at last check, had an e.r.a. of 3.94.
I would've had a sit down w/ Wickman had I been Bobby Cox. Not a good time to be releasing a better than average closer.
Enter Wayne Krivsky. "Hi Bob, Hi John (Schuerholz), have I got a little gem for you! Low-mileage and non-cancerous!