Sunday, September 14, 2008
Bobby Who? Fifty What???
It is official: with 58 saves Francisco Rodriguez has surpassed Bobby Thigpen as the all-time single season saves leader. Let the madness begin. Let the MVP talk commence (if it hasn't already). Let it be known that mediocrity can be held in such high esteem as long as one meaningless statistic is attached to it. Who said you had to average an inning per appearance to be seen as a valuable closer? Who said a 1.263 WHIP for a closer was bad? Who cares if Joe Nathan's Adjusted ERA is literally 222 points higher? SAVES ARE WHAT MATTER PEOPLE!
Now, if you'll excuse me I'm off to purchase a "K-ROD 58" license plate and sell it on eBay.