“The 27-year-old Springs, meanwhile, struggled to a 6.40 ERA with 32 strikeouts against 23 walks in 32 1/3 innings with Texas in 2019. He’s posted huge strikeout numbers in the upper minors and enjoyed better success with the Rangers in 2018 than in 2019, but he’s an extreme fly-ball pitcher with below-average velocity who saw his opponents’ hard-hit rate soar in 2019. Springs does have three minor league option years remaining, so he’ll be an optionable piece of depth for the Sox for the foreseeable future — assuming he sticks on the roster.”
Post by Edward Hand on Jan 15, 2020 22:30:55 GMT -5
Its a small move but Springs has one more option than Poyner did. I'm pretty doubtful anyone snatches Poyner via waivers (not that he's been useful recently), and Sam Travis was repetitive for depth. At worst, he's left-handed depth and at best Springs keeps his ERA at 3.38 like he did in 2018 and is useful.
If they aren't bringing in Tyler Flowers as his batterymate then what are we even doing here?
Odds you accidentally call him Matt at some point in the Cup if he's in Pawtucket?
"We really don't need the whole commercial break/warm-up routine every time a new reliever comes into the game. It certainly made sense in 1884 when they only switched pitchers when the starter was attacked by pickaxe or caught consumption, and no reliever was warming up because he was busy gambling and drinking." - JD