Braden Looper. I don't think he's doing THAT bad, but I groan when he's brought in. He's blown 3 saves in 18 opportunities and lets too many guys on base.
I was looking around for good relief pitchers who aren't closers. I figure that although there might be a reason they aren't closers, they also might be easier to acquire. (All of these guys might be impossible to trade for, but some of them have expiring contracts.) What other prospects or possibilities are there for the Mets, or are we stuck with BL for 1.5 more years?
He did not do well as a closer two years ago, but is having a very good year. His contract expires at the end of this year.
Gaudy SO numbers this year. Good against lefties and righties. Contract expires at the end of this year. Kinda old at 36.
The Phils don't know whether he's a starter or a setup man yet.