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Smith: 2.50 ERA, 0.96 WHIP, 9.76 K/9

Grilli (as LAA): 0.00 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, 9 K/9

Morin: 2.20 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, 8.27 K/9

Jeppy: 2.19 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, 10.95 K/9

Thatcher (season stats): 2.49 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, 9.24 K/9

Rasmus: 2.65 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, 6.88 K/9

Salas: 3.03 ERA, 1.31 WHIP, 9.10 K/9

 

Our team bullpen on the season is ranked 25th out of 30 with an ERA of 3.97.  The Mariners have the best bullpen on the season with an ERA of 2.39.  This current bullpen would be much closer to the top of the league ERA.

 

I know I cheated a little by just using Grilli's Angels stats but still, JD has done a great job getting this thing into shape.  It still would be nice to get one more guy because I just don't think Bedrosian is ready yet.

 

Smith, Grilli, Morin, Jepsen, Thatcher, and one other guy is solid.  Then if they want 7 RP's for the playoffs, you could use Rasmus as your "save the bullpen arms" guy.

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Smith: 2.50 ERA, 0.96 WHIP, 9.76 K/9

Grilli (as LAA): 0.00 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, 9 K/9

Morin: 2.20 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, 8.27 K/9

Jeppy: 2.19 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, 10.95 K/9

Thatcher (season stats): 2.49 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, 9.24 K/9

Rasmus: 2.65 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, 6.88 K/9

Salas: 3.03 ERA, 1.31 WHIP, 9.10 K/9

 

Our team bullpen on the season is ranked 25th out of 30 with an ERA of 3.97.  The Mariners have the best bullpen on the season with an ERA of 2.39.  This current bullpen would be much closer to the top of the league ERA.

 

I know I cheated a little by just using Grilli's Angels stats but still, JD has done a great job getting this thing into shape.  It still would be nice to get one more guy because I just don't think Bedrosian is ready yet.

 

Smith, Grilli, Morin, Jepsen, Thatcher, and one other guy is solid.  Then if they want 7 RP's for the playoffs, you could use Rasmus as your "save the bullpen arms" guy.

Do you have inherited runners info on this current pen?

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They key with the Angels bullpen is for Dipoto to stack so many high quality options that even Scioscia can't F it up.  You knwo the following are going to happen...

 

1. Grilli's good, but he's also probably not back to where he was last year.  Chances are, he'll start to be shaky. 

2. Jepsen's going to have a melt-down and you won't be able to rely on him for several weeks. It's happened every year. 

3. Morin will have rookie hiccups, it happens. 

4. Rasmus is going to have his bouts with inconsistency. 

 

If all four of those things happen, which it's a good bet they will, the Angels will suddenly be searching for options again.  That's why it's so important for Bedrosian, Alvarez, Reynolds, Diaz, Kohn and Carpenter to all be ready to step in.  If not, then you need to go outside the organization and bring in a Benoit type of reliever. 

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I love how even people who are connected with Scouts and do some Scouting themselves think that Mike is a bad manager. It's hilarious really. He is so bad that he is one of the most respected managers in the game and if he were to be fired he would be able to go to any team that has a vacancy and he would be paid more than what he has remaining on his deal here. The only reason I would get rid of Mike is if the team needed to hear a different voice, not because I don't like his in game managing. Every manager plays by set rules, some go righty-lefty, some go stats against the opponent, all of them are open for criticism, and none of them are perfect.

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The pen has absolutely bedn improved, and kudos to dipoto for tinkering with it. You also have to give credit to the guys who were here on opening day for doing a good job. Morin has been a very quiet shot in the arm.

Id still like to grab another pen arm though. Like scotty said, when we start to experience some hiccups, were gonna get more value out of someone helping us now over a fringe prospect in the minors

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I actually think Mike has done well with the pen this year, all things considered. There's always going to be a better choice, but I think he has made mostly good decisions this year.

He had a pretty short leash with Frieri, and has kept Smith in the closers role since it has been working. I also agree with how he has used Morin thus far.

I would absolutely love to add a closer like Street or Uehara though. That would push the depth even further back and you now have Smith in the 8th, with Jeppy and Grilled Cheese sharing 7th inning duties. Morin becomes the middle reliever/emergency closer and setup man, while Thatchy is the lefty specialist and Salas is the new mop up man. That would be a hell of a pen IMHO JMO imo.

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This is especially true if we dont get a starter.

I figure we have to win another 50 games if we want to pass oakland (out of the 70 remaining). We 'ahould' win with richards and weaver. The rest can go either way, but if we can cover mediocre starts from skaggs, cj and shoe (or santiago) by starting the pen in the 6th and shut the other guy down while our offense does its thing, it can work.

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