Today's game got a lot of attention for two things: the fight between the Brewers and Pirates, and the second blown save by Jason Grilli. I'm going to skip talking about the fight. I'll save that topic for the next time a Brewers player overreacts to a slight against him, then blames the other person for his over-reaction. You know, the same thing that children do.
Instead, I'm going to focus on Grilli. The closer position is the most "what have you done for me lately" position there is in baseball. A lot of players are getting unfairly judged on small sample sizes early in the season, whether those samples are good or bad. The closer gets judged by small sample sizes all year round. It's for that reason that the Pirates have been able to get good value on relief pitchers in the past --...
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