Originally Posted by doublem23
Saying saves are not important =/= Saying bullpen is not important... Much in the same way saying a pitcher's win-loss record is not important =/= starting pitching is not important... Or saying runs batted in are not important =/= saying having good hitters at the top and middle of your lineup is not important.
These are all key components of a winning baseball team. Just those ways to analyze them are stupid.
Reading comprehension, Son. Mercy.
Originally Posted by SephClone89
Nobody said the bullpen isn't important.
Saying the bullpen is important and then getting a response saying I was brainwashed into thinking that would imply that they don't think the bullpen is important, no?
Anyway back to the trade...I'm all for it but I don't buy the notion that a good closer is easily replaceable. If that part of the bullpen is broke then it makes for a long season.