Re: Joe Posnanski with more data showing that closers simply don't matter
Originally Posted by Vottomatic
"Closers don't matter".
Tell that to the fans of teams who've blown alot of 9th inning leads.
David Weathers. Aroldis Chapman. David Weathers. Aroldis Chapman. David Weathers. Aroldis Chapman.
David Weathers saved 85% in 2007. Cordero averaged 86% as a Red. Chapman closed at 88% last year, 83% in short Red's career. While Chapman is certainly more impressive in his saves, the end result isn't much different across the league through the years regardless of "closer" role and the evolution of bullpens. By all means I am not trying to compare Weathers to Chapman. I am just one of the fans in the "Chapman for starter" camp and was just trying to echo Joe's point on the glorification of the "closer" title.
"Are you trying to say Jesus Christ can't hit a curveball?!"