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Bullpen becoming an ongoing issue



Bullpen Totals: 76.66 IP 41 ER, 36 BB, 77 H;  4.81 ERA, 1.47 WHIP

other bullpen facts:

bullpen excluding veras (arguably worst reliever so far): 72 IP, 33 ER, 4.12 ERA

bullpen excluding hensley/nunez (2 best relievers so far) : 51.66 IP, 37 ER, 6.45 ERA

this problem started when the FO let calero & donnelly walk last year. brendan makes 1.3 mill for the pirates this year & calero is apparently with the mets? though not on the roster. the 1 mill - 1.5 mill it wouldve taken to keep one of these guys clearly wouldve been worth the risk. sanches' injury also only made it worse.

but wood & leroux just arent mlb material (at least not yet).

only a few things the marlins can do here:

1) trade for a veteran relief pitcher. probably shouldnt be trading minor leaguers though

2) sign a former relief pitcher who's currently not in the league or will soon be dropped. simple--inexpensive--has worked with hensley/calero/donnelly/nelson/borowski

3) bring up some minor leaguers: tucker, vandenhurk, west, tucker, buente, harvey, tank.

i think vandenhurk should be on the roster no matter what. the guy could start or close for the fish right now (& has the stats to prove his ability) but it seems improbable for all of these guys to get BP action outside of buente/harvey/tank since theyre 26-27 years old.

 

what do you all think???

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