Hope you weren't trying to patronize me with the "Whoa, well I can't argue with that logic." comment... If so I think you may have taken me out of context a little there... Well, not just a little, more like completely... "I understand that having some playoff exp with Affeldt would be nice but, Dan's the man."War Years wrote:JREED23 wrote:i think you need to go check out Runzler's numbers: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/runzlda01.shtml I don't know what you mean by shaky but the guy hasn't given up a run since he's been back from his injury. Also, what "old form" you are referring to? The guy didn't look too great earlier this year, and only had 11 games before this season... Truth is, Runzler looks better after his injury and Affeldt does not.
You're probably right about the games Boch is playing with Zito and the roster, but last I checked the Braves were a pretty lefty heavy lineup so I wouldn't be surprised to see Zito and/or Mad Bum get a start.
Affeldt would be nice but, Dan's the man.
Whoa, well I can't argue with that logic.
Your second post is better. I'm aware of Runzler's stats, and nothing in that page jumped out at me.
Also, "what "old form" you are referring to?
Wow, how quickly you forget, Affeldt was a stud last year as our setup man. He had an ERA of 1.73! At one particular point when Wilson was shaky there were a number of people who thought that they should give him a shot at closer.
I'm sorry you didn't like the word "shaky" but both Runzler and Affeldt had control problems earlier. I don't think either of them have pitched enough in the last month, to really evaluate if they've come back. The sample is pretty sparce with both of them but Affeldt has pitched twice as many innings. I'd like Runzler, I think he's got a future with us. But I hope you won't get too upset if Bochy picks Affeldt because he just had a kid. Heh Heh Heh
As you see this roster question, that I brought up a week ago is a lot more complicated and interesting if we can't play 33 players.
I believe you misread my second post entirely, because I wasn't talking about Affeldt...
I'll get upset if either of them see more than .1 innings in a game because there are far better options, besides that, I really don't care.