ORIGINAL: Phil Riewer
I'd quit offering contracts to guys in their mid 30"s with declining velocity and offer more serious coin to a legitimate flame thrower.
Same thing was said about Kintzler after we picked him up after closing for the Brewers.....I like that he has closer experience, especially for the Angels. Hell I look at Cody Allen for the Indians and he may have been the least arm for Cleveland. I like that he has 3 pitches as they can use him as a closer or setup guy.
Kintzler was 30 when we got him and he was signed to a minor league deal. He wasn't expected to fill a significant role at the time. Last year at 33 years old, Kintzler declined to a 4.60 ERA. These are pitchers who are at an age where a lot of guys careers fall off a cliff.
Biggest thing though is Kintzler is more of a sinker, pitch to contact guy. Parker has 3 pitches....70k in 60 innings. Fastball, Splitter, and Curveball....
< Message edited by Phil Riewer -- 1/8/2019 10:06:06 AM >
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