posted at 9/11/2013 12:38 PM EDT
In response to southpaw777's comment:
In response to MustangBri's comment:
In response to gibsonsg's comment:
Although I don't post often, I do check in almost every day with the experts here at BDC to see what you guys have to say, and it's always worth the time. But I just had to chime in about the amazing performance of Koji Uehara because I haven't seen very many threads about him. What he is doing seems nothing short of astounding. He's completely unhittable right now. I saw someone mention a few games back that he was only three or four outs away from a "bullpen perfect game" (27 in a row), and I think he's kept that streak alive at least that long now in the last couple of games. Can anyone confirm?
Anyway, just wanted to give a huge shout out, and also hope the announcers will now finally start to get his name right ("Way-hara"). Can't remember feeling this confident in our closer in a long time- not even with Papelbon.
Nice post, and nice to meet you gibsonsg. You are truely a man of few, but meaningful words having only 96 posts in 6 1/2 years... the anti-Bill806.
Man, I love the Koji closer era... His enthusiasm when he closes out the game reminds me of watching the Little Leaguers on tv last month. He just has so much fun out there, but does it without rubbing it into the faces of the opponents.
Next year should be interesting with him, Bailey and eventually Hanrahan all vying for the same closer's position. I know who my choice would be...
Hanrahan is a FA, Bailey will be around though for his last arb year. If they dont non-tender or trade him.
You are correct. I thought we were stuck with this bum for another year. Great news!!
Found this embarassing info regarding what the Sox got for the $7,000,000 they deposited into Mr. Hanrahan's account for 2013...
2013 per game stats
Games 9 $782,200
IP 7.1 $991,549
K 5 $1,408,000
SV 4 $1,760,000