Re: Joe Posnanski with more data showing that closers simply don't matter
Originally Posted by dougdirt
That isn't what I am saying. What I am saying is that he doesn't close games at some special rate compared to other closers. Good relievers can close. And they can do it nearly as well as the "elite" guys.
The "special rate" is that if it were as easy you make it out to be, there would be more like him. I highly doubt these "good relievers" don't close games simply because they prefer to get paid less and have less notoriety.
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