Save the Save: Your Thoughts?
posted at 6/15/2012 1:31 PM EDThttp://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/page/caple-120615/a-plan-save-save-make-relief-pitchers-meaningful-againEvery baseball fan needs to read this great article. Personally, I think the author is right on point with the problem of the save stat and the mis-allocation of money on closers - - a role defined by a stat instead of being defined by the best way to help their team win. Thoughts?Here are a couple of key quotes ... but you should really read the full article:"Not only has the save been cheapened, it has become a stat -- the only stat -- that affects managerial strategy ... Most managers vigorously deny this, but they're either lying or kidding themselves. They all use their closers depending strictly on whether it is or is not a save situation.