At last, at long last, the end is here. The third and final installment of The Replacements, which covers all the relief pitchers who were added to the roster in mid-season.
Their number, if not their names, were legion. We shall consider:
They weren't the whole story. We're giving the old INC for Incomplete to all the men who worked less than 10 IP. That group numbers Andrew Carpenter, Chad Beck, Evan Crawford, Robert Coello, David Pauley, Scott Richmond, Ryota Igarashi, David Carpenter, and Sam Dyson. Seeing as how most of them would have received an E grade only if they were lucky, lucky enough to find me in a sunny and forgiving frame of mind, I hope they'll take their INC with gratitude and humility...
As always, I grade on the following curve:
A - Outstanding (You could be an MVP, and ought to be an All-Star)
B - Good (You too could be an All-Star)
C - Average (You're getting by, there are probably bigger problems)
D - Below Average (You passed. Big deal.)
E - Fail. (You don't belong at this level. Not at this moment anyway - not yet or not anymore)
F - Epic Fail (You need to look for a new line of work.)
And now I'll take a week or two, which will provide some time for me to write some trenchant commentary (and for some players to make some late movements in one direction or other. I will of consider the various marks everyone has offered (and report them back to you) before issuing whatever grades I feel like...