It’s no surprise that Mark Buehrle would top the list of baseball’s fastest-working pitchers, but he has plenty of company.
Blown saves suck no matter what, but sharing the load in the late innings would at least put the decision in the right hands.
Minnesota opted to upgrade its closer instead of its rotation at the deadline, and as a result, they had no situations for Matt Capps to save. So why do teams even bother?
With Bobby Jenks on the shelf, Ozzie Guillen has eschewed convention in the ninth inning. It’s working now, but could this carry over into 2011?
The season might be over, but it ain’t over. Still, that’s not stopping Ozzie Guillen and Greg Walker from openly pondering their futures despite having a year left on their contracts.
Paulie will be getting paid, and Kenny Williams isn’t promising that he’ll be signing the checks. You might be able to guess what that is contingent on.
Ozzie Guillen hasn’t managed a team this well in years, but will it be enough to overcome injuries to Gordon Beckham and Freddy Garcia?
Erick Threets was the latest member of the bullpen to hit the DL, but he hit it hard. Tommy John surgery will end his season, and it deals a surprisingly large blow to his team’s chances as well.
Juan Pierre has succeeded when stealing late in games, but still saves most of his running for the first half of games.
Ozzie Guillen isn’t afraid of letting his players run … at least until a stolen base would count the most.
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