No Corbin Carroll in the lineup? What's up with that? Can't afford to have him out of the lineup unless he's injured or really needs a day off - particularly when the team is trying to break out of this awful slump since the ASB.
Post in thread 'The 2023 Bullpen thread' https://www.arizonasportsfans.com/forum/threads/the-2023-bullpen-thread.519893/post-5166233Someone said we have 18 blown saves and I think we have 25 saves. Not a great ratio. But not that far off from most teams. With a real closer and another bullpen arm we could compete with the best bullpen
Not quite. Cards now have 24, so just AZ is just 6 out of the lead.We werent in the top 10 at the all star break so it's just a week to week flux in that range
The top 5 are like 10 above us.
Torrey's issue is with how he sets the lineup, by not always playing his best 9 and also leaving starters out to long and allowing big innings. When it comes to the bullpen, yes they are bad. Not sure how you think they aren't the worst "by far"...it's not a huge gap between AZ and the absolute worst in St. Louis. They are awful...but honestly, this is where I don't fault Torrey as much. When you look at the bullpen metrics, there are several relievers with multiple blown saves...Torrey really doesn't have anyone he can count on. It's all a crapshoot. The pen is made up of journeymen and specialty relievers. Guys like Chaffin are a liability, with the 3 batter rule. Torrey needs at least 2 guys who he can count on to get 1-2 innings of clean relief and a stopper to close games. IMO, if they can get a decent 3rd starter, Davies can be a 1-2 inning guy in the bullpen. That's usually what he's good for when starting. Get another solid reliever and a closer and I think a ton of issues are solved. Adding a bat would just be a luxury, since they really don't have issues scoring runs.I mean that's my point. We aren't the worst by far. The manager is a giant issue by now