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03-29-2013, 02:47 AM
Snubbed Again
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RP: Clay Carroll
* 96-73, 2.94 ERA
* NL Reliever of the Year (1972)
* Two Top-10 Cy Young Finishes
* Playoffs: 4-2, 1.39 ERA, 1.14 WHIP

Originally Posted by BR Bullpen
Carroll was a key member of the tremendously strong bullpens that characterized the Big Red Machine Cincinnati Reds teams in the 1970s. From 1968 to 1975, he won 10 or more games in three different season, had an ERA under 3.00 in 6 of 8 seasons and saved 119 games. He pitched 90 or more innings every year during that stretch. His career year was 1972, when he went 6-4, 2.25 and his 37 saves led all of the major leagues. The Reds lost the 1972 World Series in seven game to the Oakland Athletics that year, but he was still with the Reds when they won the title in 1975, in seven games over the Boston Red Sox. He was credited with a win in both the 1970 and 1975 Series, and in 1972 went 0-1 but with a save and a 1.59 ERA in 5 games. Overall, he was 3-1, 1.53, in 14 World Series games.
RP: Armando Benitez
* 1999-2004: 21-17, 2.48 ERA, 207 SV, 440 IP, 543 K, 1.10 WHIP
* NL Rolaids Relief Award (2001), 2x All-Star (2003, 2004)
* Top-3 in Saves (2000, 2001, 2004)

Originally Posted by Chaosrevolver
I'm not going to sit here and say he was clutch. He wasn't a very clutch reliever. There is no denying that. Although I do feel his career is overshadowed by a few poor postseason performances. Is that fair? Perhaps, but lets not forget that he did have some success. In 8 appearances in NLCS games, Benitez had two saves and a 1.03 WHIP pitching excellent in those games. He also was very strong in 6 appearances in ALDS games. Unfortunately his ALCS and WS performances (combined 10 appearances) are one of the main reasons he gets such a bad reputation. In the end though he was an absolutely dominant pitcher in the late 1990's and early 2000's. He had a lightning quick arm and a great splitter. Due to my strong bullpen, I feel very comfortable slotting him in a less important role and believe he will be able to help us do very well in the regular season and we can limit his appearances in the playoffs.
1B: Jason Giambi
* .280, 429 HR, 1405 RBI, .926 OPS
* 3x Top-5 in MVP Voting (Won MVP in 2000)
* Hit 30+ Homeruns 8 Times
* Playoff Stats: .290, 7 HR, 19 RBI, .911 OPS

Originally Posted by BR Bullpen
Jason Giambi, the 2000 American League MVP, has hit 428 home runs in the major leagues through 2011, thus putting him at # 43 on the all-time list. His entire career has been spent with three teams, the Oakland Athletics, the New York Yankees and the Colorado Rockies.
He has driven in 100+ RBI seven separate times. He has also drawn 100+ walks in a season seven times, and his 1314 walks rank as # 35 on the all-time list. He also gets on base frequently via hit-by-pitch, with 173 times lifetime.

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