March 12, 2013 11:43 AM

You Made Me Do It

The point of my previous post about relief pitchers was not to look at specific players but to look at the strategy of the ninth inning closer. I'm not saying that I made any breakthrough -- in fact, let me be clear, I am saying that I DID NOT make any breakthrough -- but I do find it fascinating that the closer, as a basic strategy, has not made teams more likely to win games they are leading going into the ninth.And, even when you break it down to close games, to one-run leads entering the ninth, teams in general are STILL not more likely to win games going into the ninth because of the closer.Well, of course -- because you are brilliant readers -- you ask about the specifics

Related content