Re: ESPN Power Rankings: Nationals, Reds 1-2
Originally Posted by MikeThierry
True statement. My point was mainly comfortability factor. As studly as I think Craig is, he looked almost frightened and lost when facing Chapman. That won't happen this year with Broxton.
"looks" can be deceiving. Regardless, even if some hitters were in fact frightened, it didn't save any more games for Chapman than several other guys were saving. So the end result for Chapman's dominance was the same save rate as the average league closer would have had.
"No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." ~Tommy Lasorda