Re: Joe Posnanski with more data showing that closers simply don't matter
Originally Posted by Rojo
Yes but I think Mike's point still stands. Considering the infrequency of scoring, you'd think small leads would stand up better in the 60's than the Aughts. The development of the closer then might be a Red Queen proposition in an offensive environment.
I have a feeling that the win percentage would have been drastically different if there were no such thing as closers in the steroid era. The trend now might be going back to that pre-steroid era now that offense is starting to normalize. However, I don't know if looking purely at win percentage does the debate justice. There are too many other factors involved.
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