2012 Playoff Prime Cuts Rated Rookie Starling Marte Auto /25
Late post tonight as I was watching a great game between the Pirates and Reds. The Reds got the best of the Bucs tonight 6-5 as Jason Grilli gave up a 9th inning homer to Todd Frazier. You would figure with all the advanced statistics that managers would get away from having defined roles for bullpen guys. Grilli has struggled with command this year, yet we throw him out there in every high leverage situation. I think it must be some combination of salary, loyalty and 30 years of managers doing it the same way. I just hate that we have to use the "closer" guy in the 9th no matter what. Managers will make 2 or 3 pitching changes in the 7th and 8th, but only one guys is allowed to pitch the 9th. End of rant.
It has been a good couple of weeks for receiving redemption cards. I posted about the Gerrit Cole I received from Topps last week, now Panini has come through. I redeemed this card around 8 months back. The card itself is pretty plain, but it is a nice low numbered auto so beggars can't be choosers. This will go nice with the McCutchen auto I have from this set /25 as well.
Not sure if I'll get around to posting tomorrow as I'm heading to Pittsburgh for the game. Hopefully we'll have some better results.
Thanks for reading.