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Re: Overachieved? How exactly has he overachieved?

Mdpirate7, I couldn't agree more. The man may be average at best, but I would say that he is definitely an underachiever. His ERA has steadily increased since his debut into the majors from 2.32 to 4.26 over the course of 3 seasons. Without including his year from 2016, his career ERA over the course of 3 seasons is around a 3.70. In the MLB, relief pitchers are expendable and have a bit of a short leash. After he returns from his injury, I am sure that he will get a contract from some team that is bullpen desperate (Mets, Phillies, Orioles, etc.), but to think that he will get much of a chance after spring training is utter blasphemy. Chances are, he will get a minor league deal from a team and sit around on a Triple A team until after the All-Star break when the likes of somebody with the caliber of Jerry Blevins get injured and they are desperate to have bodies in the pen. I am all for ECU alums getting the chance to play in the MLB and I hope they succeed, but you might be the most delusional baseball fan I know if you truly believe that Seth Maness has overachieved at any point in his illustrious career. I wish him the best, but I hope he has fun in the bullpen of the El Paso Chihuahuas or the Montgomery Biscuits.

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Posted: 01/24/2017 at 10:19PM


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And it was posted earlier that Seth Maness is a FA. ** -- AirForcePirate 01/24/2017 09:48AM
  I'm thinking a minor league deal is the only way -- gvegaspirate 01/24/2017 3:57PM
  Then again, people have been saying this about him for years..... -- Southern Pines Pirate 01/24/2017 1:28PM
  Overachieved? How exactly has he overachieved? ** ** -- Mdpirate7 01/24/2017 9:48PM
  Re: Overachieved? How exactly has he overachieved? -- WBPirate30 01/24/2017 10:19PM
  Here's the deal, I've watched him play since he was a kid..... -- Southern Pines Pirate 01/25/2017 09:19AM
  Yep. Still rehabbing........... -- gvegaspirate 01/24/2017 10:21AM
  You may know this. -- OmahaDreaming 01/24/2017 10:31AM

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