Re: Joe Posnanski with more data showing that closers simply don't matter
I agree with those in here about not saving your "closer" for just the 9th inning. LaRussa was famous for pitching his closer in situations that it deemed for him to do so. I really wish they would change the save rule to match high leverage, late inning situations. If the closer "saves" the game in the 8th by striking out batters in bases loaded situation and gets out of the inning, he should get the save regardless if he pitches in the 9th.
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