Post Show Blog For 9/3/08

Sorry I couldn’t make the show today but it’s getting hairy in Multimedia and I just couldn’t pull it off today. Not sure what September brings for me but you are in tremendous hands with Sterno and Schwartz. Let’s get some questions going………Siano

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how come nobody answered the vulture win question? Bird scares you?
-Siano

I’ll take a shot…
In my mind, basically a “vulture” win is anytime a reliever gets a W that, from a fairly objective observer, he didn’t deserve as much as another pitcher.

This could be when a reliever blows a lead (and another pitcher’s or pitchers’ hard work), yet gets bailed out by the offense. Or maybe when a lefty specialist comes in to get the last out of the 7th inning of a 1-1 game, only to be pinch-hit for in the 8th and have his team score some runs to get a lead. Clearly the SP did all the heavy lifting, but the 1-out reliever gets the victory.

A reliever tossing more than one or maybe two innings wouldn’t be “vulturing” a win in my mind, unless he blows a lead and gets the W because of the offense. A two or three inning scoreless relief outing is a “killer” win, not a “vulture” win, by my definition. So a long reliever wouldn’t get a lot of vulture wins, but a one-inning reliever who routinely blows leads yet gets bailed out by his team’s good hitters (see Gagne, Eric) would routinely get vulture wins.

And yes, that bird is freaky.

-Dan in Los Angeles

With Big Z’s arm in question, who’s the best option for Sepembert?
Marcum, Baker, Morrow or Garza
Charlie from The Opposite Field

I don’t know where the “t” in September went. Also add Josh Johnspn to the list.

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