Hey Boner, Shut Up

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Good ole loudmouth Papelbon shot off yesterday and said that if he was the manager of the team than he would be closer. Way to be modest. Regardless of the obvious disrespect to Mariano, he hasn't even been a top 3 closer in the AL this year.

Mariano is 23 for 23 in save opportunities, and is 4.3 with a 1.06 ERA.

K-Rod is 38-41 in save opportunities and is 0-2 with a 2.36 ERA.

Joe Nathan is 27 for 29 in save opportunities and is 0-0 with a 1.13 ERA.

And finally Papelbon is 28 for 32 in save opportunities and is 3-3 with a 2.42 ERA.

Furthermore, Papelbon went on to say he deserved the role because of the Sox World Series victory. Mo does have 4 rings and K-Rod was the best pitcher on the Angels when they won the World Series, so that point is pretty mute as well.

Regardless, it's pretty apparent that Mo will be in the game in the 9th inning, however I'm sure if Terry Francona really really wanted to fuel the fire of the rivalry there would be no better way than throwing out Mo in the 6th inning in relief and closing with PapelBoner.

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