Re: Urgency, or the lack thereof
Originally Posted by dougdirt
It probably meant an extra $2M in ticket sales.
Why do you need a long man? LeCure, Chapman, Hoover, Marshall and any other reliever on the roster all get 1 inning and you finish out the game. This isn't May.
The quote was they wanted to Arroyo through 5 innings. That means they felt they had 4innings of reliable relief work in the pen, but no more. Probably Marshall, Hoover, LeCure and Chapman. Taking Arroyo out before he finishes means pitching Ondrusek or Parra, or Duke or Christiani or Partch or Reynolds... none good options in a tight game.
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