Friday, March 16, 2012

Over/Under- Bullpen

With the offense and the rotation previewed and projected that leaves only the bullpen...

2012 Projections:
Pap Smear is an elite closer, one of the best in the game, and has been so for a long time. He'll do just fine in Philly.

Jonathan Papelbon - 41 SV, 67 IP, 77 K, 2.64/1.05.

Old Dirty Bastardo will be the primary setup man after Manuel figures out Qualls is overrated.

Antonio Bastardo - 18 HLD, 63 IP, 75 K, 3.12/1.17.

Qualls is overrated. Petco skewed his numbers.

Chad Qualls - 13 HLD, 71 IP, 44 K, 4.36/1.38.

Contreras is older than Jaime Moyer, whether the back of his baseball card says it or not. He's a huge injury risk, but should be effective when he actually pitches.

Jose Contreras - 6 HLD, 39 IP, 38 K, 3.79/1.29.

Stutes builds upon a solid rookie campaign and becomes a bullpen mainstay.

Michael Stutes - 12 HLD, 60 IP, 64 K, 3.33/1.24.

Kendrick is first in line to replace anyone in the rotation. He'll get some starts, but mostly see long relief, and is not going to post a low 3 ERA like he did last season.

Kyle Kendrick - 5 W, 77 IP, 39 K, 4.47/1.35.

Herndon isn't good and he isn't horrible. He's mediocre, and fine for mop-up duty, which is exactly what you can expect to get when you make a Rule 5 selection.

David Herndon - 34 IP, 21 K, 4.20/1.42.

Savery will become the 2nd lefty out of the bullpen once the Phillies figure out Dontrelle Willis still sucks.

Joe Savery - 27 IP, 25 K, 3.74/1.33.

*Phillippe Aumont, Brian Sanches, Michael Schwimer, and Justin De Fratus will log some innings too, but I'm not predicting that outcome.

*Dontrelle Willis gets released before Opening Day, or shortly thereafter.


Bob D said...

Willis gone - agreed

Jeremy said...

Are you guys going to do an over/under on Cholie?

Anonymous said...

let this be the last time papelbon is referred to as "pap smear"

Anonymous said...

See ya later Dontrelle!!!!!!

Preserve Jon said...

I remember Bill Simmons used to refer to Paps' performances as giving him a papelboner.

Ummmm. The less said about that the better. Pap Smear looks good by comparisson.

I think you guys are right on about the pen's overall numbers, though the personnel will certainly change over the course of the season.

GM-Carson said...

Well, I correctly predicted D-Train's release. He's done as a useful MLB pitcher.

Bob D said...

Well done, you predicted Willis with no stats - and now he's released