Name That Closer

Some small sample size fun:

Closer A: 0-0, 0.82 ERA, 9 SV/9 OPP, 11 IP, 6 H, 1 HR, 3 BB, 11 K, 0.82 WHIP, .162 vs.

Closer B: 0-0, 1.17 ERA, 6 SV/6 OPP, 7.2 IP, 3 H, 1 HR, BB, 5 K, 0.52 WHIP, .115 vs.

Closer A is the Phillies’ Jonathan Papelbon (2012 salary: $11,000,058), who has been brilliant for the 12-12 Phillies.

Closer B? Ex-Phil Brett Myers (2012 salary: $12,000,000), who has been equally brilliant in fewer opportunities for the 10-14 Astros.

So effectively, the Phillies have $999,942 worth of VOM (Value Over Myers).


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