Return to Baseball Leftovers

Brandon Lyon. 16th best closer in BB?

Moderator: Baseball Moderators

Postby Q » Sun Apr 17, 2005 10:20 pm

Oppertunity is very hard to predict and it has been proven incorrect that teams with winning records have tons more save oppertunies. They have slightly more but it will equal just a few saves a year (such as one, two or maybe three) and doesnt weigh in nearly as much on a closers value as their skills do.
Minor League Mentor
Minor League Mentor

Posts: 635
Joined: 5 Mar 2005
Home Cafe: Baseball

Postby great gretzky » Mon Apr 18, 2005 2:04 pm

oh, I didn't make myself clear. I was semi-referring to the fact that lyon actually has a closing opportunity, while other, better pitchers do not. Plus the guys behind him are banged up.

So in this sense, lyon's worth is tied up by the fact that other options aren't much better and so far so good.

I don't buy inot the idea that better teams have more save opps -- I don't think the stats bear that out.
great gretzky
General Manager
General Manager

User avatar
Posts: 3762
(Past Year: -7)
Joined: 3 Jun 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Washington, DC


Return to Baseball Leftovers

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 13 guests