Originally Posted by Austin Kearns
No it shows that save percentage is near worthless in evaluating a pitcher. Danny Graves, even at the bottom of his barrel could save 80% of his games. It's just not a difficult "skill".
I agree... to a point. It's a job most good relievers can do, but they're human and some people can shrug off the blown saves easier than others. More to the point, a July pennant race is a dicey time to audition new closers. Their pursuit of Capps makes it clear they want a guy who's done the job. Which makes a deal for Roenicke unlikely, since they already have some in-house options for manufacturing a closer if they can't acquire a so-called proven one.