We are headed for a win.
Bring in the bullpen!
This then leads to a loss of a game!
this year in key situations. His role reminds me of Eric Plunk, a person counted on to preserve leads and hold the opposition to not being able to take the lead. Time will tell if we obtain the same if not greater success with the arrival of Joe Smith. I look forward to seeing and/or hearing about him coming into make yet another appearance and hold yet another lead for the 2009 Tribe. His stats show a lot of potential and make me excited to see how it will pan out for Joe and the rest of the bullpen in 2009.
|Pitching Stats:||<< Previous Stats|
|2007||New York Mets||.274||205||795||17.93||10||14||2.14||4.26||9.14||9.74|
|2008||New York Mets||.220||271||1031||16.28||18||12||1.68||4.41||7.39||7.25|
As the saying goes, you can never have too much pitching. I like how players are coming to sign minor league deals. Last week, it was reported that pitchers Matt Herges and Jack Cassel were also signed to minor league contracts. This thought came to me that one never knows when they may be needed. Its nice to see the depth that the Indians are developing. With injuries possible and spots needed, these pitchers’ names may be names we see some time, somewhere along the marathon 162 game trail. Welcome, Matt and Jack! See you in Goodyear! I’m glad to read that you are on our side and not against us.
Jack Cassell Matt Herges
Today it was posted on Indians.com the singing of Kirk Saarloos and Greg Aquino to minor league contracts. I remember hearing a few of Kirk Saarloos’s and Greg Aquino’s games on my XM Radio. I was more impressed with what I heard about Saarloos but still was impressed by Aquino too. I followed Saarloos since his days in Houston and followed Aquino due his time with the Diamondbacks. What is great about this kind of a deal is that it adds what I call a “major league backup” For example, with the injuries that can and may occur, this adds depth for a spot start and a great one at that. Also, Saarloos and Aquino may impress down the road to make an impact on the team at a later date. This makes me feel better especially if we contend like I think we will this year. Depth is always a great asset for the long “marathon” of 162 games and hopefully beyond.