May 7, 2015

Mujica Designated For Assignment

The Red Sox have designated reliever Edward Mujica for assignment. Mujica had a 4.61 ERA in 13.2 innings over 11 appearances this year. Opponents were hitting .294/.345/.490 against him.

Alex Speier of the Globe notes that the move coincides with Wednesday's decision to move Matt Barnes to Pawtucket's bullpen and "suggests the Sox may be laying the groundwork to add him as a potential swing-and-miss power arm to their late-innings mix".

Speier adds: "Sox starters are now in their sixth turn through the rotation, while many of the relievers have gotten beyond 10 appearances and innings. Concerns about stuff are turning into red flags that suggest that the time for roster complacency is nearing its end."
The Red Sox are batting .209 with RATS (i.e., RISP), the worst average in the American League and the 28th worst in baseball. Their .287 OBP is 29th in MLB. Dustin Pedroia says that will soon change.
It's 28 games over 162, that shit will change. Yeah, yeah. You guys look at one-game seasons. We look at 162. The guys who are shit right now with runners in scoring position, that shit will change. Fact. So there's your answer. Thanks.

1 comment:

allan said...

More Speier, on Masterson: "Among the 121 pitchers with at least 150 innings of work since the start of 2014, his 5.73 ERA ranks 120th."