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Thread: Bill Bray

  1. #31
    "So Fla Red"
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    Apr 2001
    South Florida - The Real Humidor

    Re: Bill Bray

    Quote Originally Posted by redsmetz
    I think this is going to be the trick for the remainder of the season; how to use the bullpen effectively without burning everyone out. I think we're running many of our pitchers at the maximum and we have to be careful not to burn folks out (physically or mentally).
    Some folks I don't care about overuse other than the negative impact to team over the next few weeks. Weathers/Guardado/Franklin/WK's pickup of the day. Get every ounce of what you can for them 2006 and then you move on with their replacements next spring.

    Bray/Maj/Coffey are going to be pen centerpiece mainstays for possibly the next 4-5 seasons and need to be used appropriately to keep them healthy over the next several seasons. In particular, Bray needs to be coddled a bit and used appropriately (not 4-5 times a week) more than anyone in the pen right now.

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  3. #32
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    Mar 2002

    Re: Bill Bray

    I'll give you the best comparison, BJ Ryan. We traded him young in '99. It took him 4-5 years to be a closer but look at him now. It would be real nice to be the receiver in such a trade instead of the giver.

    Billy Bray, closer 2008

  4. #33
    Roster glue
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    Re: Bill Bray

    Well, at least the rest of the way, inappropriate guys won't have to be used in blowouts. Franklin pitched 212, 200.1, and 190.2 innings as a starter the last 3 seasons. He is extremely flyball happy and thus homer happy, but that was the good thing about acquiring him...Bray, Coffey, and Weathers won't get burned up pitching as often in games already decided.

    Schoenweis...do they see him as a starter in our heavily RH-hitting division? He started 2 years ago for the White Sox, but wasn't very effective...

  5. #34
    One and a half men Patrick Bateman's Avatar
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    Jul 2003
    Calgary, AB

    Re: Bill Bray

    Quote Originally Posted by flyer85
    I must be missing something.
    You got that right.

    His ERA/WHIP is easily skewed by the fact that he's only pitched 14 innings for the Reds. His BAPIP is .331 this season. That wont continue.

    With the Reds he has the following numbers:
    6.3 K/9
    2.9 BB/9
    0.57 Hr/9

    That makes a pretty good DIPS ERA of 3.30.

    For the season total he's a little worse than that (3.78 DIPS), but that's still pretty solid for a 23 year old that will likely improve. Basing a pitcher's talent on 14 innings with ERA and WHIP as your primary stats is a poor way in doing so.

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