Originally Posted by RedEye
Are we sure that save percentage is the best indication of overall RP performance?
No, but what he's doing does make some sense.
Despite Chapman's dominance, the fact is, he blew almost the same amount of saves as Cordero (who was anything but dominant) two year ago.
That tells you pretty much all you need to know about closers and value-- if used as both Cordero and Chapman (mostly) were.
Broxton can likely close at that same level in 2012, thereby saving Chapman's dominance for another role-- that of fifth starter.