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06-15-2012, 12:55 PM
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ESPN illustrates the fatal flaws of the save, how it influence managers to make bad choices, and how it could be fixed.

http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/page/...aningful-again

This is exactly what I've been talking about when I've said the save is a dumb stat (at least insofar as it is currently used) that makes managers do dumb things.


and an insider article about bullpen mismanagement

http://insider.espn.go.com/mlb/story...-relievers-mlb

also the first article links to this:

http://www.retrosheet.org/Research/S...ingPattern.pdf

illustrating how the "why" of the fact that paying for an "elite" closer is a dumb allotment of resources.

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