Tuesday, September 3, 2013

This pretty much sums up the Astros' Goatpen right now

Bo Porter said something to JJO that pretty much sums up the entire existence of the Astros' goatpen:



He's not wrong. The Astros' bullpen has collectively posted a -5.4 WAR (meaning the Rangers' bullpen has posted an 11.6 Wins Above The Astros Bullpen). -5.4.

Here's the worst reliever WAR for the last 15 years (numbers via FanGraphs):
2012: Cubs (-1.5)
2011: Astros (-2.2)*
2010: Diamondbacks (-2.1)
2009: Nationals (-2.7)
2008: Pirates (-1.7)
2007: Devil Rays (-2.3)
2006: Orioles (-1.9)
2005: Devil Rays (-0.8)
2004: Reds (-3.2)
2003: Cardinals (-2.4)
2002: Devil Rays (-2.2)
2001: Cardinals (-1.1)
2000: Phillies (-2.2)
1999: Dodgers (-2.3)
1998: Marlins (-2.7)

*The only team to post a negative reliever WAR.

You see what this means, right? The next-worst bullpen in the last 15 years was worth two wins more than the current Astros bullpen, and it's still September 3.

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