• Flash To Flushing?

    Posted by on October 14th, 2005 · Comments (10)

    Julian Garcia of the Daily News thinks it can happen.

    I say, let him go. Other than Doug Jones and The Eck, and maybe Jose Mesa, how many recent RH closers were any good at age 38?

    Comments on Flash To Flushing?

    1. Raf
      October 14th, 2005 | 3:15 pm

      CAREER

      AGE >= 38

      SAVES SV
      1 Hoyt Wilhelm 162
      2 Dennis Eckersley 151
      3 Doug Jones 86
      4 Ellis Kinder 69
      5 Roy Face 53
      6 Jack Quinn 49
      T7 Don McMahon 48
      T7 Gene Garber 48
      9 Woodie Fryman 47
      10 Jose Mesa 43

      ===========================================

      Playing with my new toy :D

    2. MJ
      October 14th, 2005 | 3:33 pm

      My feeling is, offer him a fair contract. Don’t lowball him but don’t pay him what the Mets might be willing to pay him. Be fair with him, let him weigh the pros and then move on either with him or without him. I don’t think just saying thanks and letting him walk is the right plan. He’s been damn good for the Yanks so they owe him the courtest of a legitimate contract offer.

    3. Jason O.
      October 14th, 2005 | 4:25 pm

      SL, just now shaking the f*** baseball attitude that comes over me for a few days after the Yankees lose in the playoffs.

      Thanks for the great site this season, as I’m sure it will be this offseason, and next season, etc.

    4. October 14th, 2005 | 5:07 pm

      Raf – set it to post 1973 and use RSAA instead of saves.

      Jason – thanks. Took me a week to get back into it too.

    5. Raf
      October 14th, 2005 | 5:23 pm

      Raf – set it to post 1973 and use RSAA instead of saves.
      ===========================

      CAREER
      1973-2005

      AGE >= 38

      RSAA RSAA
      1 Randy Johnson 118
      2 Phil Niekro 90
      3 Roger Clemens 66
      4 Nolan Ryan 65
      5 Dennis Martinez 46
      T6 Jamie Moyer 43
      T6 Tom Seaver 43
      T6 Kevin Brown 43
      T6 Doug Jones 43
      10 Gaylord Perry 42

      SAVES SV
      1 Dennis Eckersley 151
      2 Doug Jones 86
      3 Gene Garber 48
      4 Woodie Fryman 47
      5 Jose Mesa 43
      6 Ron Reed 42
      7 Rick Aguilera 29
      8 John Franco 27
      9 Kent Tekulve 26
      10 Rollie Fingers 17

      I love the SBE (:

    6. October 14th, 2005 | 8:17 pm

      I want him back. I want B.J. Ryan AND him to do a dual setup role, pitching both in some games. I want 2 dominant setup man for our dominant closer. I want Sauerbeck and I want Small back with Wright. And that’s our pen.

    7. October 14th, 2005 | 10:26 pm

      Raf – set it to post 1973 and use RSAA, instead of saves, and make it >= 40 GF and RHP.

    8. JeremyM
      October 15th, 2005 | 8:12 pm

      You can’t blame him for wanting to close. How many times in modern baseball does a closer come on before the 9th or with runners on base? Or in the 8th or 9th inning of a close game that your team is trailing? It’s probably a lot better role in a lot of ways than the constantly shifting set-up man job. That said, I’d like to hang on to the guy, if we can get BJ Ryan we’d have a hell of a pen.

      I gotta think the Red Sox make a run at Gordon as well. Timlin isn’t that good and he’s actually older than Gordon.

    9. Raf
      October 17th, 2005 | 10:07 am

      Raf – set it to post 1973 and use RSAA, instead of saves, and make it >= 40 GF and RHP.
      ==========

      CAREER
      1973-2005

      RIGHT HANDED PITCHERS
      AGE >= 38
      GAMES FINISHED >= 40

      RSAA RSAA GF
      1 Doug Jones 43 240
      2 Ron Reed 27 121
      3 Kent Tekulve 24 169
      4 Orlando Pena 19 54
      5 Gene Garber 17 122
      6 Larry Andersen 16 61
      7 Goose Gossage 8 62
      8 Jose Mesa 7 65
      9 Dennis Eckersley 4 252
      10 Lindy McDaniel 2 40

    10. Raf
      October 17th, 2005 | 11:18 am

      Raf – set it to post 1973 and use RSAA, instead of saves, and make it >= 40 GF and RHP.

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      CAREER
      1973-2005

      RIGHT HANDED PITCHERS
      AGE >= 38
      GAMES FINISHED >= 40

      RSAA RSAA GF
      1 Doug Jones 43 240
      2 Ron Reed 27 121
      3 Kent Tekulve 24 169
      4 Orlando Pena 19 54
      5 Gene Garber 17 122
      6 Larry Andersen 16 61
      7 Goose Gossage 8 62
      8 Jose Mesa 7 65
      9 Dennis Eckersley 4 252
      10 Lindy McDaniel 2 40

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