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ShoelessJoeS
12-05-2007, 02:08 PM
3 years, $13 million + more in incentives

http://milwaukee.brewers.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20071205&content_id=2318316&vkey=news_mil&fext=.jsp&c_id=mil

munchman33
12-05-2007, 02:20 PM
3 years, $13 million + more in incentives

http://milwaukee.brewers.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20071205&content_id=2318316&vkey=news_mil&fext=.jsp&c_id=mil

He'll thrive in the NL

Chicken Dinner
12-05-2007, 02:36 PM
Turnbow and Riske.........I feel the pain for Brewer fans.

http://www.versantsolutions.com/html/bankmutual2/bob.jpg

Just a bit outside

chisoxmike
12-05-2007, 02:56 PM
The Brewers bullpen got worse.:o:

VeeckAsInWreck
12-05-2007, 04:12 PM
The Brewers bullpen got worse.:o:

How do you figure? Riske had a 2.45 ERA and four saves in 65 appearances for Kansas City last year. He had a 6.97 ERA in April, then went on to post a 1.67 ERA the rest of the season.

Good move for Milwaukee considering they had to get a replacement for Cordero.

nccwsfan
12-05-2007, 05:05 PM
Milwaukee has had a few strokes of luck with closers over the years (Kolb, Turnbow, Cordero)...in a weak NL Central Riske might work out just fine.

rookieroy
12-05-2007, 05:53 PM
I think everytime I have seen this guy pitch, he has just flat out stunk up the joint. The last 5 months of last year dictate a contract like that? WOW!

CHISOXFAN13
12-05-2007, 07:57 PM
I think everytime I have seen this guy pitch, he has just flat out stunk up the joint. The last 5 months of last year dictate a contract like that? WOW!

Here are Riske's season ERA numbers since 2003.

2.29
3.72
3.10
3.89 (Sox)
2.46

Brutal.

soxinem1
12-07-2007, 07:33 AM
I don't understand all the Riske hate. He has been a consistent set up guy since he came into the league, though a closer he is not.

When he was here, he did okay, definitely better than most members of the 2006-07 bullpen. I think he would have been better, but he was just coming off the DL with arm problems when he was first piked up.

But he never sucked, even when he threw Crede's HR in 2005.

His track record is more solid than Linebrink's, and MIL got him for less.

ComiskeyBrewer
12-07-2007, 07:46 AM
I don't understand all the Riske hate. He has been a consistent set up guy since he came into the league, though a closer he is not.


As long as the brewers don't use him as a closer, i think it is a good deal. He effectively takes over Linebrink's spot as the main setup guy.

SBSoxFan
12-07-2007, 10:28 AM
Here are Riske's season ERA numbers since 2003.

2.29
3.72
3.10
3.89 (Sox)
2.46

Brutal.

So, it looks like he's due for a bad year.