Re: Fangraphs Q&A with Hanigan
Originally Posted by traderumor
So you think RZ influenced the move? I attended a game where he gave up a 3 run homer to Angel Pagan in the 9th that lost the game, so it wasn't just seeing eye singles. He faced the bottom of the order that day with a two run lead and two men promptly got on base before Pagan's blast. Now, all closers give up dingers, but when you have Chapman setting up a guy who is struggling to finish things off, does it really make sense to criticize an early move to a better option?
Can't dispute anything you just said.
I prefer Chapman over Marshall as the Closer. Heck, I prefer Broxton over Marshall.
But I do think he'd do a more than adequate job if Broxton went down. I would hope the braintrust would resist shuffling Chapman back to the pen if that happened.
"....then Carps replacement the following year will win ROY and MVP and might get a CY young vote for pitching and playing 2nd base at the same time.
I have come to expect those types of scenarios with the Cardinals and it makes me sick." - Lidspinner