Thursday, November 10, 2011

Would You Rather...? (Free Agent Closers)

The reported contract between Ryan Madson and the Phillies is currently held up for a myriad of reasons. Since there is pause in the signing, I'd like to look at the crop of free agent closers and the speculative pricetag for each.



*Age listed for upcoming 2012 season.
#:# = BB:K, #/# = ERA/WHIP, % = Save Percentage

Past 3 Seasons:
Jonathan Papelbon (31) 4 yr/$50 - 194 G, 199.1 IP, 10-9, 62:239, 106 SV, 88.3%.

Ryan Madson (31) 4 yr/$44M - 196 G, 191 IP, 15-9, 51:204, 2.78/1.15, 47 SV, 78.3%, 44 HLD.

Heath Bell (34) 3 yr/$33M - 199 G, 202.1 IP, 15-9, 73:216, 2.36/1.16, 132 SV, 90.4%.

Francisco Rodriguez (30) 3 yr/$22.5M - 196 G, 197 IP, 13-10, 85:219, 2.88/1.26, 83 SV, 82.1%, 17 HLD.

Francisco Cordero (37) 2 yr/$14M - 211 G, 209 IP, 13-14, 88:159, 2.84/1.26, 116 SV, 86.6%.

Joe Nathan (37) 2 yr/$13M - 118 G, 113.1 IP, 4-3, 36:132, 3.18/1.02, 61 SV, 88.4%, 8 HLD.

Frank Francisco (32) 2 yr/$11M - 161 G, 152.2 IP, 9-11, 51:170, 3.71/1.24, 44 SV, 78.6%, 21 HLD.

Matt Capps (28) 2 yr/$10M - 200 G, 193 IP, 13-18, 47:139, 4.01/1.35, 84 SV, 80.1%, 8 HLD.

Jon Rauch (33) 2 yr/$9M - 187 G, 179.2 IP, 15-8, 51:131, 3.81/1.32, 34 SV, 73.9%, 23 HLD.


6 comments:

GM-Carson said...

Now that the Reds didn't pick up Cordero's option, I'd like either him or Nathan. Likely shorter committment and certainly less money than Madson or Papelbon.

This frees up some money to get a SS, other relief help, and a quality utility infielder like Jamey Carroll.

SirAlden said...

Papelbon and Nathan.

SirAlden said...

The Phillies Off-Season Article.

http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/

Scroll Down. Excellent. Well thought out.

GM-Carson said...

Phils signed 33 year old lefty Raul Valdes to a minor league contract. I'll post on this later today.

Bob D said...

Plenty of options out there, especially for a 2 yr committment. That gives time to see who of the young pitchers will step up and take over.

GM-Carson said...

Really pissed that Amaro is setting the market with this reported Madson contract. Makes no sense. Calm down skippy.