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    Can we start a get rid of Reyes campaign? I don’t know about 27 saves. All I see are blown saves and walks. The guy cannot perform under pressure and needs to go!

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    Change your thread title to Get Rid of Shildt

    #170165
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    Reyes has the best save conversion percentage in the NL of all the relievers still in the league. Only Kimbrel had a better percentage. 27 saves in 29 opportunities.

    Sure, Reyes has 6 losses and has been shaky lately but he is still one of the best relievers out there. To get rid of him is crazy.

    #170170
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    Reyes in 2021 –

    IP – 54 2/3
    Hits – 31
    Ks – 68
    ERA – 2.47

    1st season in the closer’s role. And you want to get rid of him? The answer may be to give him a little more rest between appearances at this stage of the season. His only issue is that he’s walked too many people. But most of the time he’s gotten out of it. He’s extremely talented.

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    relief said:

    I don’t know about 27 saves. All I see are blown saves and walks.

    I bet you did not know that Reyes has just two blown saves all season. His save conversion rate of 93.1% (taking into account losses and blown saves alike) is second highest in the entire National League.

    Of all the things wrong with the Cardinals, the closer should be way down the page.

    A bad night and people overreact. It is as sure as the sun rising in the east…

    #170176
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    I dont think it’s over-reacting when Reyes has walked 42 batters in 55 innings. That is horribly pathetic. As I’ve said many times, he is an accident waiting to happen. We are lucky – VERY LUCKY – he hasnt blown a bunch more saves.

    r/Esteemed Rat

    #170177
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    When he gets into trouble with walks, he Ks people and gets out of it. Can you imagine how even better he’ll be if he gains more control?

    #170178
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    Let’s take a step back for a second and consider the following:

    1. Experience – Reyes was one of the top prospects in the Redbirds system before being beset with injuries. This is the first full season he will complete in three or four years.
    2. Control Issues – he is not the only Cardinal pitcher experiencing control issues. There has to be more to the story here. The Front Office and Coaching Staff need to take a step back and ask themselves if they are missing something or doing something fundamentally wrong in their approach.
    3. Stats – Reyes’ overall stats are good. The exceptions are walks and wild pitches. This is an area that he and the coaching staff need to work on.

    I see Reyes as a valuable asset with room for improvement. The question is whether the Cardinals have the right mix of resources to assist in this improvement effort.

    #170181
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    A much larger worry about Reyes is his durability. His performance this year, apart from the odd blip, has been excellent. The question is, can he stay healthy.

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    Odd blip?????

    I dont think 42 walks in 55 innings can be considered a blip. More like an atomic blast.

    CIF?
    What’s for din-din today?

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    We’ve all got our blips, man. I guess it depends what you stack them up against.

    We went Asian for din-din this evening – chicken cashews with rice. I’m at the moment munching on a Magnum double chocolate bar dessert.

    #170190
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    wow talk about no clue….

    get rid of Reyes…come on have a clue about baseball before posting crazy ideas.

    #170198
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    Sometimes i think some of these threads are started because someone is bored and 100% purely trolling. It’s probably a defense mechanism to keep my faith in humanity 🤦‍♂️

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    I don’t know why Shildt doesn’t use the guy that can get the good teams out.

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    Reyes can get the good teams out. However, Shildt does need to figure out that he shouldn’t just automatically pick a reliever based on the inning. He should know how a reliever is pitching at that time and how much he has used the relievers recently. Go a little more on matchups.

    #170201
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    Whitey and Tony never went with matchups in the 9th inning of a close game. They had their closer, period. Whether it was Sutter, Smith, Eck, Izzy, etc. That’s the way most managers are.

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    Just because they did it, doesn’t always make it right. Their relievers also blew saves and lost games.

    #170203
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    Here are some saves rates for some of the past great relievers:

    Mariano Rivera (89% lifetime) – 6 of 19 seasons 90% or above save percentage
    Trevor Hoffman (89%) – 8 of 18 seasons 90 % or above
    Lee Smith (82%) – 2 of 18 season 90% or above
    Francisco Rodriguez (85%) – 7 of 15 seasons 90% or above
    John Franco (81%) – 3 of 21 seasons 90% or above
    Dennis Eckersley (85%) – 2 of 13 seasons 90% or above
    Craig Kimbrel (90%) – 7 of 12 seasons 90% or above
    Bruce Sutter (75%) – 0 of 12 seasons 90% or above (highest 85%)
    Aroldis Chapman (89%) – 5 of 12 seasons 90% or above

    That’s the top 5 relievers on lifetime saves list plus a few others.

    Alex Reyes (94%) – 93% save percentage in 2021.

    #170204
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    So you’re saying Reyes is one heck of a closer in 2021?

    #170208
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    Saves, blown saves, and holds are pretty goofy stats that I don’t ever trust as stand alone measures.

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    I’m guessing Reyes saves % are over the whole season. Wonder what it is lately, say over the last 2 months. Bet its alot lower. Sadly in sports you’re only as good as your last win. The dog when you don’t win. Hes young and strong but sonetimes wild.Gotta blame coaching for leaving him in when hes going haywire.Theres other pitchers in the pen.

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    The problem started when Shildt took Cabrera out after just 7 pitches. Why not let him go out for the 2nd inning?

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    No Reyes, we win. Hmmm.

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    No Yadi, we win. Hmmm

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