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Home » 2007 NewsJanuary 2007 » Apropos of Pineiro

Apropos of Pineiro

Joel Pineiro is on the verge of signing a one-year deal of approximately $4M. The deal is dependent upon the right-hander passing a physical, hopefully one more stringent than the one given to Matt Clement. Pineiro will likely audition for the role of closer and could make the occasional spot start should injuries arise.

Pineiro made nine starts against the Red Sox as a Mariner. I actually got to attend one of his starts this past season; Seattle left Tim Wakefield with a complete game loss that game. This outing wasn’t representative of his season, however. He notched a 6.36 ERA in 2007, the worst of his career. It explains the low price tag, a rarity in this off-season.


Hello Empy,

happy new year. thanks for providing so much fantastic material over the past year. I don't know how you do it, but i'm glad you do. i was at the same mariners game last year and thought it was the most punishing game ever. then i saw true punishment in fenway at the yankees game on august 19th, yeah that was a great birthday present to myself.

anyways, my comment on this specific blog entry, is actually a question. am i'm missing something here, is there a stat that indicates piniero might become good closer?

Woohoo!!! Less than 40 days until Pitchers and Catchers report.

My comment spam filter is overly aggressive; I just found a few comments from days go by real people. Sorry about that, everyone.

So, most everyone knows by now that are taking the word Allard Baird that Pineiro can close.

Baseball Prospectus has Inherited Runs Prevented. In fact, this stat was BP's Stat of the Day today:

Top 5 Least Helpful AL Relievers, by Inherited Runs Prevented

Player, Team, Inh Runs Prevented

Manny Delcarmen, BOS, -10.1
Andrew Sisco, KCA, -9.0
Jason Davis, CLE, -8.8
Ambiorix Burgos, KCA, -8.2
Chad Orvella, TBA, -7.5

In 2006, Pineiro pitched 24 and one-third innings. His BAA was .213 (compare .326 as a starter) and his ERA was 4.81 (6.62 starting).

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