Jul
13

The Boras Double Standard

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Scott Boras, on Francisco Rodriguez: “Closers don’t make good setup men. Does anyone want an unhappy setup man in their clubhouse?”

Yup.

Categories : Death by Bullpen
  • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

    Thanks, Randy!

    /wanking motion

  • MannyGeee
  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    FACT: Rafael Soriano has been a setup man for the overwhelming majority of his career. From 2002-2008, he was on Mariners and Braves teams where there was either a different closer that he set up for (Kaz Sasaki, Shigetoshi Hasegawa, Eddie Guardado, J.J. Putz, Bob Wickman, and Mike Gonzalez). In 2009, he and Gonzalez shared closing duties.

    Rafael Soriano has been a “closer” for about six months of his natural life.

    #justsaying

    • Jamal G.

      Agreed. However, I wholly disagree with the use of “just saying.”

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        #realtalk
        #winning
        #kirkgibson1988

    • medale

      Buster Olney was calling him a closer on Twitter so I mentioned that he has been a set up man the majority of his career and cannot be defined as a closer at this point.

      He told me that Soriano led the AL in saves last year.. (obviously…. obviously.. I had no idea..) and because he led the AL in saves there is no way he cannot be defined as a closer.

      I guess based on his logic John Smoltz should always be defined as a closer.. right?

      • Pat D

        Uncharacteristic dumbness from Buster.

  • Joel

    The Mets got what they wanted. a big reduction in payroll and out of that stupid 55 game option for big bucks.

  • Hester Prynne

    We didn’t want that clown K-Rod anyway. But we do need to start dealing or there will be nothing left for us to get.

    • Betty Lizard

      For sure! What if the trade season ends and we don’t get anybody we don’t want?

  • JobaWockeeZ

    LOL.

  • CP

    I don’t think the problem with Soriano is that he was unhappy in the clubhouse. The problem was his 6.6 BB/9 and his 5.40 ERA.

    • JAG

      To be fair, Soriano isn’t really so much unhappy in the clubhouse, he’s unhappy in the trainer’s room and on the Tampa rehab field.

  • http://www.CarlsYankeeDugout.com Carl

    Translation: K-Rod’s doomed.

  • Lance

    We need frontline pitching and what we already have to be healthy.