KBO’s 48-win lefty’s No. 1 dream is over…but he’ll jump to 2022, 13.2 billion won contract ‘too cheap’

September 4, 2023 0 Comments

The No. 1 dream is gone, but…

The best thing about Brooks Reilly (35, New York Mets), a 48-game winner in the KBO, is his consistency. Despite his nickname as a lefty, he’s actually been stronger against righties (.280) than lefties (.185) this season, but the Mets have always turned to him when it matters.

The first two years of his 2+1 year, $10 million contract are coming to a close. His numbers this season have been stellar. In 57 games, he has a 2-2 record with 23 strikeouts and three saves, and a 3.13 ERA. His ERA has risen a bit due to poor outings against the Texas Rangers on March 29 (1 run on 1 hit and 1 walk in ⅓ inning) and Texas on March 31 (3 runs on 2 hits and 1 walk). Still, the numbers are respectable.

On April 4 (ET) against the Seattle Mariners at Citi Field in New York City, New York, he added a hold to his recent struggles. With the bases loaded in the top of the sixth inning and a 4-3 lead, he pitched 1⅔ scoreless innings without allowing a runner to reach base, striking out two.

He mixed a low-70s curveball, 80s sweeper, slider, and cutter into his arsenal. He recorded his 23rd strikeout of the season, including five at key times. First hold in two games since May 29 against Texas.

Tied for fifth in the National League with Collin Holderman (Pittsburgh Pirates). At one point, he was in the mix for the top two spots, but the top spot seems out of reach at this point. Mark Reiter (Chicago Cubs) and Tyler Rogers (San Francisco, over 27 holds) are tied for first. Reilly and four others.

With the Mets losing established closer David Robertson (Miami Marlins) in a fire sale, it’s been difficult for Reilly to get into save situations, and the team’s overall struggles have made it difficult for him to get into hold situations. There’s no guarantee that the Mets, who are effectively done for the season, will continue to create saves. That’s why it’s not easy for Railey to lead the league in holds.토토사이트

Still, he’s on pace to surpass his single-season high of 25, which he set last year. +He’ll be a free agent in 2023-2024 if he doesn’t sign a one-year deal, so holds are his competitive advantage. Despite his age, he should be able to compete if he continues to perform at this level. He’s a veteran bullpen arm who will be traded cheaply anyway.

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