Originally Posted by traderumor
But what do you gain? Great, you got me out of that mess, now what? "Winning the battle but losing the war" odds greatly increase if that is a common occurrence. That might be a "must game" mentality, but we are talking about day to day usage patterns here.
I'd rather have Chapman dealing with the mess than Parra. I'd rather have Chapman dealing with the mess and Marshall getting the 3-run-lead "save." I like giving decent but not shutdown guys three outs to get through an inning without giving up a run. I think baseball needs a fireman more than a closer ... then something about curves and long slow kisses, but I forget the rest.