Sunday, 10 August 2008

How awesome has Scott Downs been?

2008 Scott Downs: 325 ERA+ (55 IP)
2008 Mariano Rivera: 294 ERA+ (50 IP)

I can't say enough about the job Downs' has done this year. A 1.29 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, a ridiculous 325 ERA+. And nobody outside of Toronto fans really know that he's been one of, if not the best RP in the game.

This was one of the better moves made in the offseason by JP. Could you imagine if Downs was heading into FA with no contract extension? We'd be paying him BJ Ryan type $ just to keep him. And yet the Jays got him signed for 3.75 and 4 million for the next 2 years. What a steal.



Navin Vaswani (@eyebleaf) said...

i absolutely adore, ADORE, scott downs. he's been money out of the pen, and have written about him a few times. my man crush on him is reaching biblical proportions. i agree with you 100%, absolutely fuckin nails signing by JP. but, of course, you won't hear/read any JP praise other than on blogs like this.

Anonymous said...

My sympathetic feelings for Downs are bordering on Roy Halladay levels. A guy this good deserves to be playing for a contender.