Finding a reliable source of saves is as tough as it’s ever been. Only 22 pitchers reached 20 saves in 2019 and only 11 pitchers reached 30 saves. More managers are opting to go with a committee to close out games instead of just one ace reliever. That’s why true closers are rarer than ever this year.
Entering this season Brandon Workman’s future in Boston was uncertain. The righty had no options remaining and struggled in the second half and postseason last year. In 2019 however, he has not only proved his critics wrong but been the Red Sox best reliever. As the Red Sox have struggled mightily Workman has seemingly put it all together in his fifth major league season. Continue reading →