Originally Posted by cinreds21
And he did poorly. I don't think Bailey is too much to give up. Yes, he had a good year in 2012, but before that he was barely a fourth or fifth starter. I am just not fully sold on his turnaround. Perez is a very under-the-radar closer who doesn't get much publicity (minus him throwing the front office under the bus.) But he's not some horrible closer. A 59/16 K/BB ratio is pretty good. And if you take away his bad August (where his ERA was over 6) he had a really good year.
I think Perez could be had for much less than Bailey. And if not, I'd pass on Perez.
I wouldn't trade Bailey for any closer in the game, including Krimbel. I don't think it's worth it from a value standpoint.