CCS Hall of Fame '19
My bad, I typed the wrong person…apologies. It was meant for @jts1207That would be great. But I have to admit I'm a confused about your post. Did we have a convo about Kimbrel at some point?
Oh yes… forgot about our resident night stocker who thinks he’s smarter than mlb gms lol
I agree completely. In some ways Kimbrell reminds me of Rod Beck. A guy you wouldn't want to use in any other situation. But in the ninth his aura, intensity, will and unflappable nature just somehow get the job done.Us Cub fans knew that once Kimbrel was not made the closer he would lose his edge. His game is like 90% mental and that part was taken from him. I feel bad because I was rooting for the Sox and wanted Kimbrel to do well.
The last time the Flubs had "peanuts" was in the 1940's~~
LaRussa is just coaching in the wrong era. I watched the playoff series and it seemed the Sox always hit into the shift and the Sox didn't shift at all, making their pitching staff look worse:I agree completely. In some ways Kimbrell reminds me of Rod Beck. A guy you wouldn't want to use in any other situation. But in the ninth his aura, intensity, will and unflappable nature just somehow get the job done.
Hendricks is more of a strikeout "artist" and I thought was the better fit as a set-up guy you could also deploy you know with like 1 out in the seventh and a runner on third.
I would have handled it by handing closer title to Kimbrell and giving Hendricks a modest extension on the same day, you know compensate him where it counts and let him know he is more valuable at the crisis point late in games. Here's a few more bucks, keep doing your thing.