One thing that can be said about Gallegos is that he shows up for every outing and gives it his best shot. I get nervous every time he gets into a game, but the great majority of the time, he does what he’s supposed to do. All in all, it looks like a fair deal. The Cardinals get an experienced, and more often than not, effective reliever for a reasonable price, and a really nice guy like Giovanny Gallegos gets to be a multimillionaire.
Yep, Gio seems to make everybody nervous. Wonder what impact the clock will have on him, beyond making him pick up the pace? Good point by mud about his availability. I haven’t checked any stats, but it has seemed like he’d become much steadier over the last few weeks to the point I was not getting so nervous — not counting last night.
I don’t have a lot of confidence when Gio comes in either, but then he usually gets the job done. Plus that is the life of a late inning pitcher – the game is usually tight, so any mistake is magnified.