Originally posted by Raisor
Over Sullivan's last 131 innings (all of last year, and this year to date) he has an ERA of 5.02
He's thrown over 650 innings since the beginning of the 97 season, which is a ton for a middle reliever.
Risk vs Cost.
It all depends on how you paint the numbers though..
Sully had an awful 2002 (I apologize for misidentifying his worse season early, that wasn't intentional).. But he's been solid this year.. true, this year is a small sample size..
I haven't put a whole lot of TV time into watching the Reds this year. I guess a key thing for me (if the decision was up to me), would be to watch how Sully is throwing.. look back through the logs.. He hasn't given up a lot of hits this year.. that would seem to indicate his stuff is pretty good this season.. which would lead me to believe he has at least one more good year left..
I mean, if he was getting lit up like Haynes, I'd be more concerned.
That said, I can understand the reasoning that some of you have that Sully might be a ticking time bomb.. Just respectfully disagree.
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