Building a Bullpen, 2019 edition

BaseballJones

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Gausman vs Cashner

2017-2019
Gausman: 4.64 era, 1.42 whip
Cashner: 4.35 era, 1.41 whip

2019
Gausman: 6.19 era, 1.49 whip
Cashner: 4.44 era, 1.30 whip

Hard to make the case that Gausman is better than Cashner.
 

BaseballJones

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Cashner with Sox: 6.94 era, 1.757 whip

Small sample size, but he's been god-awful.
Yes but that's truly the definition of SSS. Just 23.1 innings. And actually, in two of the four starts he's made for the Sox, you'd almost certainly be happy with these from your 5th starter:

July 21: 6.0 ip, 6 h, 4 r, 4 er, 2 bb, 7 k
July 26: 6.2 ip, 10 h, 3 r, 3 er, 1 bb, 6 k (against the Yankees, no less)

So two starts you'd take from the 5th starter, and two disasters. Ehhhh...typical 5th starter stuff.
 

Lose Remerswaal

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We don't have any money because of the cap. Otherwise we could do stuff like this:


Is Gausman better than Cashner? SSS, but a better question is if Cashner is better than Ryan Weber or Josh Smith. I'm not sure.
No, no we couldn't. Reds have waiver claim priority over the Sox
 

RedOctober3829

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Looking ahead to next year, here are the better relievers that I found that will be free agents. Chapman and Jansen can opt out, but can't imagine they will and if they do it's to re-sign with their current teams for more years. Not exactly a great list.

Dellin Betances
Will Smith
Brandon Kintzler
Tony Watson
Steve Cishek
Daniel Hudson
Sergio Romo
Greg Holland
 

mfried

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Looking ahead to next year, here are the better relievers that I found that will be free agents. Chapman and Jansen can opt out, but can't imagine they will and if they do it's to re-sign with their current teams for more years. Not exactly a great list.

Dellin Betances
Will Smith
Brandon Kintzler
Tony Watson
Steve Cishek
Daniel Hudson
Sergio Romo
Greg Holland
I would go for both Smith and Hudson.
 

Red(s)HawksFan

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We don't have any money because of the cap. Otherwise we could do stuff like this:


Is Gausman better than Cashner? SSS, but a better question is if Cashner is better than Ryan Weber or Josh Smith. I'm not sure.
The Reds have waiver priority over the Red Sox so it's not like they had a chance at Gausman regardless of their cap situation.
 

chawson

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Gausman vs Cashner

2017-2019
Gausman: 4.64 era, 1.42 whip
Cashner: 4.35 era, 1.41 whip

2019
Gausman: 6.19 era, 1.49 whip
Cashner: 4.44 era, 1.30 whip

Hard to make the case that Gausman is better than Cashner.
I don’t think ERA and WHIP suffice here. Gausman has a superior FIP, K rate, and swinging strike rate, and he’s added a splitter that’s one of the better ones in baseball. Most importantly, he’s nearly five years younger than Cashner.

There may be something up with Gausman, as he’s phased out his slider and sinker this year and pretty much only throws a fastball/splitter combo, which is not gonna cut it for a starter. He’s a project, but projects are exactly what this garbage time (if that’s what we’re headed for) is for.