Posted by Steve
Various news outlets, such as Buster Olney, are reporting that the Brewers are on the verge of signing reliever David Riske. Some early guesses:
Riske Business: Brew Crew sign reliever
Taking a Riske?
Worth the Riske?
Game of Riske
Anyways, before the contract is disclosed, at least, this is a solid signing for the Brewers. Riske will probably be a candidate to close, but either way he’ll be a late-inning guy.
Quick look at his numbers:
2007: 69.7 IP, 2.45 ERA, 1.263 WHIP, 52 Ks, 27 BBs
Career averages: 74.3 IP, 3.40 ERA, 1.265 WHIP, 68 Ks, 30 BBs
So really he’s nothing spectacular, but he’s solid and likely becomes the best reliever on the Brewers.
So basically, there’s not much of a Riske on Riske!