not quite the best bullpen. they are decent but they have been lucky so far this year.
Saito has a whip of 1.43 but an era of 3.15 that doesnt match up well. that era should be on the rise.
Paplebon also has had luck on his side. for a closer his whip is terrible 1.33 but an era of 2.00. letting 1.3 guys on an inning will come back to bite you come big games agianst the top teams.
Manny delcarmen also has a whip of 1.45 and era of 2.66, when you let on a guy and half an inning that calls for that era to jump a bit. so far hes been clean but when you let guys on at that clip your bound for more failure.
These 3 guys let too many runners on for such a "great" bullpen so we'll see if they find themselves still lucky or will it come back to bite them.
plus victor martinez's stats are decilining
He has hit .211 since the start of june
.214 after the allstar break
you might say teams are pitching around the best player on the indians so his average dipped but
he has an On base % of .300 since start of june and .327 after allstar break
also he has a average agianst lefties of .246
hes coming to play agianst a division with lefties such as sabathia, petite(sp), brett cecil, romero, price, kazmir, jp howell, and Marc Rzepczynski
so we will see if this was a right move for the socks