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Cherington noted many times during the offseason that the 2011 World Series champion Cardinals opened the year with Ryan Franklin as their closer; Jason Motte did not assume that role until September, but then secured the Cardinals’ passage through
Papelbon in 2010, 2012 or whenever he leaves. Take a look at the 2009 leaders in saves. You’ve got guys like Ryan Franklin , Huston Street, Brian Wilson and David Aardsma in the top ten. Would you rather pay K-Rod (3.05 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, 28 saves) $9 million
of Edwin Jackson . There was the bullpen, in which Ryan Franklin opened the year as the closer only to lose his job in the early days of the ..... the season. That plan evolved all year long, from Franklin being the drop-dead closer to Nicky Punto , filling in for a Wainwright, who was
position that sometimes evolves out of areas that you’re not expecting. The Cardinals went into the season with Ryan Franklin as closer. I’m not even sure he was in the ballpark when they won the World Series. ... But it’s important. We know that
position that sometimes evolves from areas that you’re not even expecting. The Cardinals went into this season with Ryan Franklin as closer and I’m not even sure if he was in the ballpark when they won the World Series. It is a position that has turnover and is harder to predict, but it’s important and we know that for a team like this, as we go into the season, it’s important to have a closer defined. I’m not sure it’s important to have one next week or two weeks from
change during spring training and were in agreement. “Yeah to all of them, oh yeah,” said Cardinals reliever Ryan Franklin . “I just think they should all be called the right way, and it doesn’t matter if it takes an extra five minutes. “Don’t take so
since at least 1974 (min. 40 bases loaded opponent at bats): .100 – Jonathan Papelbon (4-for-40) .118 – Ryan Franklin (9-for-76) .119 – Tom Gorzelanny (5-for-42) His on-base percentage allowed with the bases loaded (.143) is the second lowest ever (same minimums), trailing only old friend Dennis “Oil Can” Boyd. —————————————————————————————————————————– * – Opponents have hit eight grand slams off of new Phillies’ co-ace Cliff Lee in just 67 career at bats. That’s 11.9 percent, the highest career percentage allowed by any pitcher since at least 1974 (min. 50 such at bats): 11.9% – Cliff Lee 10.7% – John