Hot Stove: Durbin is a great veteran for the Phillies' young bullpen
Tue, 29 Jan 2013|
Ricky Bottalico and Jim Salisbury talk about how Chad Durbin is a great veteran to have in the Phillies' young bullpen. 1/29/2013
There were looking at his numbers from last season where he pitched well -- and you know if he gives you that. They'll take it pitch. Well through the month at bay very well time is -- kind of a one. -- dive for the Braves but he he's durable enough where. He can give you multi innings if he -- -- will be in the sixth and seventh. Looking back to when I first came here he was one of those classic pat Gillick signings. The marginal signing. That can sometimes make a big difference and he joined lives to back into the bullpen that you had a really nice year. And in 20091 of my lasting memories of the NLCS is to him coming into a big game big situation. Over here at Citizens Bank Park and absolutely blowing up. Manny Ramirez's bat huge out in that NLCS to help the Phillies to back to the World Series I think. Keep this in mind. The further the deeper you get your bullpen. The easier it is on that starting and I think. He takes some pressure off for Roy Halladay that he doesn't have to -- 89 innings every time out. You know little bit of pressure off of Cole Hamels that as you know visit his shoulders hurt and he can back off a little bit I mean. It's it's a good situation for Phillies to have you got more depth out there that means more innings to pitch and be confident idiots you know experienced the back get experience simple and I should say. Is very valuable and this guy's -- really good head on his shoulders they are loaded with good young. Arms that are going to be up and down from triple in the bullpen and I think he can do really good job. You know mentoring some of these guys.