Billy and Takashi: Reactions to a Gun-Slinging Braves’ GM

Posted: 4th December 2009 by Cameron Britt in MLB
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Well, the last two days were exciting, weren't they? Two legitimate end-of-the-'pen options coming in. Sure, they're 38 and 39, but Billy Wagner and Takashi Saito's track records indicate that they know what they're doing. Wagner is sitting just a few saves short of 400 with 1,092 career Ks. Saito sports a career 2.05 ERA that he has accumulated since turningá36 ináhis first Major League season with the Dodgers. Despite their injury 'issues' (and I useá'these' for a reason), these guys are solid pick-ups. Wagner's coming back fromáa surgery thatásports a success rate in the 90s, and Saito experienced no issues with his elbow with Boston last season. Yes, this gives the Braves theseátwo as major parts of their team (late-inning relief with no legit replacements if both were to go down ...

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