I haven't notice much complaining about the bullpen usage this year. I'm assuming it is because Dusty really hasn't had many choices in the past with everyone being worn out, that he had to use any player at all times.
But we are past that point of using any warm body.
Here are my questions I would ask Dusty:
Why is Arredondo one of the first guys our of the pen in a close game? You do realize in 18 innings he has given up 14 walks and 16 hits? The guy is as unreliable as Chapman yet, he's your ace in the hole.
Why does Bill Bray continue to face only LH'ers? Not to hammer Arredondo here (but I just have his stat page up), but Jose is allowing RH'ers to hit .222/.378/.361/.739 off of him. The LH'ed Bray is allowing RH'ers to hit .150/.244/.225/.469 off of him, let alone the .440 OPS LH'ers have off of him.
I would say the usage of Arredondo has been my biggest issue with the pen. How he continues to get important innings is beyond me, while Bray continues to face one lefty and gets pulled. Oddly enough, the one time Bill does get used a lot this month, was twice in the same day. I don't get it.
Also the lack of Jeremy Horst was confusing too.
I think Dusty just thinks LHP are for left handed hitters only. It baffles me sometimes.
Anyway, just looking to voice my opinion to the world on this one. Have a good week.