Originally Posted by RedFanAlways1966
Not to take away from others on this team with a 17-8 April... Todd Coffey has been as close to perfect (for his job) as anyone else on this team in the month of April.
Are there any other closers or hold-guys who have comparable stats in MLB right now?
One month... sure. But show me another bullpen guy in MLB who has comparable stats. 0.60 ERA in 15 IP. Quite impressive and most likely to be overlooked on the REDS team.
Coffey's been one of the three or four best relievers in baseball so far this season, and he's easily been the Reds most valuable reliever. Weathers has the fancy saves numbers, but it's been Coffey getting the Reds through those 7th and 8th inning jams to preserve the save opportunity for Weathers anyway, and Coffey's likely been used in far more crucial
situations than anybody else in the pen, Weathers included.
Boston's Papelbon and New York's Duaner Sanchez have arguably been more valuable relief pitchers in baseball this season, but Coffey's nipping at their heels.