Re: Closer: Down to Cordero or Madson?
Originally Posted by Jpup
Wasn't Cordero's WHIP just over 1 last year? He's still a pretty good piece to have in the bullpen. I would not give him his last contract, but I could see him getting near 5 million.
It was 1.02. But a lot of that was a .214 BABIP. Give him a .280 BABIP instead (he's at .290 for his career) and it would have been 1.25. That's still not bad, but not nearly as impressive. 1.30 is a reasonable projection for next year, with the BABIP regression and some BB/9 regression as well.
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.