Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Time to Retire, Methinks

Timlin after winning the 2007 World Series
wikipedia: Mike Timlin
A great way to be remembered.

It's gotten to the point where I hate seeing Mike Timlin coming in to close games for the Red Sawx. He's like gasoline on a fire most of the time these days. Tuesday night he came into the 3-3 game in the 9th and promptly gave up two hits and the walk, and got the loss.

Francona had been tossed. So who decided not to use Papelbon? 9th inning, a game to steal on the road, why not use the ace? These are the things that mystify fans.

I love this post from The House That Dewey Built. Coach Mom will too; Stan Musial was/is her favorite player.

The House That Dewey Built: Mike Timlin’s Obsolescence (2008 Edition)

In what has become an annual rite of spring, I have once again become categorically convinced that Mike Timlin should no longer be pitching for this team.

In years past, I have made similar assessments, typically before he strings together a handful of decent outings in low leverage situations, boosting his numbers and making my claims seem excessive.


This is what hitters have done against Timlin thus far in 2008. He’s essentially turning every batter he faces into Stan Musial.

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