Here’s a comparison of the 2019 and 2020 bullpens. Due to the shortened 2020 season, I’m focusing on rate stats:
2019: 5.79 ERA, 1.514 WHIP, 8.6 K/9, 2.12 K/BB, 4.04 IP/game, 50% save rate, 38% inherited runners scored,
2020: 3.90 ERA, 1.272 WHIP, 8.8 K/9, 2.27 K/BB, 4.19 IP/game, 61% save rate, 32% inherited runners scored
Overall, a very solid improvement in every area. We had a solidly average bullpen in 2020.
As an aside, in the course of looking at these stats I noticed that the Kansas City Royals had a 95% save rate last year (19/20) despite the fact that their bullpen ERA was a decent but not great 3.84. That’s rather astounding, and unlikely to be repeated.
I agree that most of these guys are completely replaceable...but it would likely be trading better players than these to get players that can probably be picked up for nothing. Not sure what or who you think the Os should trade.
I cannot imagine how Cot’s projects Sanchez at $4 mm. We’re talking about a guy who was non-tendered in 2019, was signed to a minor league deal by the Giants and later released, then was signed to a minor league contract by the White Sox and released again. If the O’s offer him any kind of major league deal he should jump at it.
I have zero desire to see Mullins get any amount of significant playing time and I have serious doubts the Os do either. He has a spot on the team as your 4th/5th OFer type guy but he shouldn’t be anything more than that.
Stewart I can see but, the team is telling us they will platoon him at best and his injury history isn’t exactly on his side.
Not to mention, he does have an option remaining, so he could be in AAA.
Stewart brings a better walk rate but not sure what he can provide in the field (which isn’t much at all) makes up for anything else. Not like Nunez is way older or super expensive.
If Nunez was making 5+ million, it would be different. But we are talking 2ish million here. It’s nothing and his roster spot blocks nothing to begin the year.
Again, this is 100% money driven...not roster management driven.