Re: Joe Posnanski with more data showing that closers simply don't matter
Originally Posted by dougdirt
You avoided the question. Give me stats to look for to find players who fit your ideas. What save rate is "consistent"? How much ahead of that does a guy need to be to be a "big time closer"?
Baseball is poetry not math in my world and poring over numbers ruins the game for me. I know enough baseball to know that few guys can be "the guy" you can depend on to come in and slam the door with little anxiety. Several can do it for a year. Less can do it 2 or 3 and even less can do it for 5+. I think my examples of "big time" stand by themselves.
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