Originally posted by jrg:Originally posted by robniner:Originally posted by jrg:Originally posted by robniner:Why in the hell does a manager put their closer in non save situations? That gets on my nerves and risks him to serve up a loss. As a fantasy owner, every time I see a closer in a game that isn't save worthy I wonder about the manager's thinking because I don't get a save out of it.
Likely hasn't pitched much lately. Managers do that to get the guy work and keep him sharp.
But you do lose that factor in extra innings to close a game if the team goes ahead.
You don't manage thinking "what if"
You manage based on who you think gives you the best chance to win. I guarantee you every manager in the MLB doesn't care how many saves his closer gets...as long as his team gets the win.
I noticed that closers tend to pitch more shtty in a non save than in a save.