3:30 PM EDT, Tue May 22, 2018
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The Flyby - The Bullpen is Alive

The Flyby - The Bullpen is Alive

Statistically speaking, the bullpen is actually fine! But it sure doesn’t always feel that way. To remind you, this past Friday our topic was what you think of our bullpen early on. As expected, the results were mixed. It’s... Uh... A Bullpen? - gosawks What they said - “Who the heck is Bobby Poyner?” It sucks to lose Carson Smith, because he was one of our better bullpen arms. Joe Kelly fan club represent! Craig Kimbrel is our rock. Matt Barnes... well there are other guys! Heath Hembree needed a hair cut. Poyner has a chance to be sneakily important. We might need Tyler...
Over the Monster May 4, 2018
Carson Smith has not performed to expectations

Carson Smith has not performed to expectations

Perhaps our sights were set too high Heading into this season, one of the potential pitfalls on this roster was the lack of a clear bridge in the late innings to Craig Kimbrel in the ninth. There was certainly some upside at the back of the bullpen, but far from a sure thing. It hasn’t been a major issue so far this year as Matt Barnes, Joe Kelly and even Heath Hembree have been solid-to-good in setup roles. The team is also getting a potential major reinforcement in Tyler Thornburg, for whom I have little expectations but the talent is clearly there for him to be a difference-maker....

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