Posted by Steve
I’m sitting here watching the Brewers-Dodgers game, and Todd Coffey just came into the game in a big spot and retired Manny Ramirez. On a whim, I was compelled to make a quick in-game post. I have some definite crow to eat as far as Coffey is concerned.
I was irritated when Ken Macha began using him in high-leverage situations more and more, particularly when it was ahead of DiFelice. I thought he was a decent bullpen arm, but nothing more. He’s proven to be a strong setup guy. DiFelice, despite some recent struggles, will always be my first (ROOGY, that is), but Coffey has also been death to right-handers as well. Righties are OPSing .528 against him entering tonight’s game.
The starting rotation is a huge question mark, but the Brewers’s bullpen should be in good shape in the coming years with Coffey, DiFelice and Stetter under control long-term.