Originally Posted by dougdirt
I simply picked the last full season Rivera had, then the only seasons that Weathers and Chapman had closed, since the OP brought up Chapman and Weathers specifically.
For as incredibly as Chapman was overall, from the closers role, while it looked more dominant, he wasn't actually any more effective in his role than other guys were in "close games".
How many less wins do you think we would have had if we left Marshall in the closer role, or put someone like Ondrusek in there?
I don't think our win total would have been drastically lower, but I do think it would have been less than 97.