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All-Time Top 100 Marlins: #76 Armando Benitez

Benitez pitched two seasons for the Marlins, making the all star team in 2004. Throughout the 2016-17 offseason, Fish Stripes is counting down the top 100 Marlins to appear with the franchise. Using Wins Above Replacement (WAR) to order the candidates, the 100 highest WAR ratings made the list. The floor was set by Adam Conley at 2.0. Today’s Marlin, Armando Benitez, racked up...
Via Fish Stripes
December 12, 2016

Santiago Casilla balked in the winning run, and everything is awful

It would have been a lot less painful if the Giants had just lost 5-1, but Santiago Casilla had something special up his sleeve. The Armando Benitez game was just over nine years ago, and we didn’t miss it at all. After going ahead in extra innings on May 29, 2007, the Giants turned the ball over to their embattled closer, and he couldn’t hold the lead. The lead wriggled out...
Via McCovey Chronicles
July 17, 2016

Build a Better WAR metric, part 5

When the home team enters the top of the 9th with a 3-run lead, they will win that game 98% of the time. That happens mostly because they get to pick and choose the reliever they want. If they chose a random reliever, they’d win 97% of the time. If they chose a poor reliever, they’d win 96% of the time. It’s pretty tough to mess up a 3-run lead, especially when the home...
Via Fangraphs
February 26, 2016  |  Discuss

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