FanPost

Why 3 longmen in the bullpen?

Why are there still 3 longmen on the team?  Bennett has a WHIP of 2 with an miraculous ERA of .82.  Carlyle has a WHIP of 1.8 (still sucks) but has a horrid ERA of 7.who cares. While Parr is fillining in for Campillio(5.40ERA, 2.7WHIP) and has a 4.5ERA and a 1.7 WHIP.  Why carry three long men when Javy, JJ, and Lowe are all going to go 5-7 quality innings?  Even if KK and JoJo stink up the place thats only two games that require long men a week.

If we had last years rotation i could see the need for three long men, but really none of them are guys i would trust 1 inning with the lead, or in a close game.  These guys are just filler to get through bad games (Parr might have some potential as a trading chip).  There are several short men (Valdez and Acosta) who are doing well who could serve the same roll without the massively high WHIPs and ERAs.  Please note, I didn't say Medlan because I think highly of him as either a starter or releiver in the future.  No need to rush a guy who is going round for round with Hanson the last year and a half to fill the back of the bullpen.

 

This FanPost does not express the views or opinions of Talking Chop.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Talking Chop

You must be a member of Talking Chop to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Talking Chop. You should read them.

Join Talking Chop

You must be a member of Talking Chop to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Talking Chop. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker