Originally Posted by MikeThierry
Pardon me for being kind of jerkish here but I still laugh at the Reds bringing Graves out as closer in the mid-2000's. That guy was a launching pad for Cardinals hitters.
Yet during his final two seasons with the Reds he had 51 saves in 62 chanches, about 82%, close to average. Even in his last season, when his ERA was approaching a run per game, he saved 10 of 12.
Save percentage is a poor way to judge a reliever.