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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
11 442 324.3 19 17 56 3.77 3.8
Birth Date4-19-1977
Height6' 0"
Weight225 lbs
BatsL
ThrowsL
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
2004 SEA MLB 21 0 23.7 2 1 0 24 9 16 3 .268 100 9.1 3.4 1.1 6.1 40% .280 .271 1.39 4.72 3.80 110 5.87 -0.1
2005 SEA MLB 29 0 19.0 4 3 0 13 7 24 3 .268 96 6.2 3.3 1.4 11.4 40% .238 .235 1.05 3.84 5.21 80 3.51 0.4
2006 SEA MLB 72 0 40.0 2 4 1 30 27 42 0 .262 101 6.8 6.1 0.0 9.4 33% .286 .230 1.43 3.11 4.28 104 5.00 0.3
2007 SEA MLB 73 0 45.7 2 0 3 28 17 56 4 .273 95 5.5 3.4 0.8 11.0 30% .231 .213 0.99 3.18 2.36 80 3.15 1.2
2008 BAL MLB 57 0 53.3 3 5 31 47 33 58 6 .264 105 7.9 5.6 1.0 9.8 34% .291 .253 1.50 4.36 4.72 98 3.74 1.0
2009 BAL 0 42 0 41.3 0 1 20 34 13 39 3 .263 107 7.4 2.8 0.7 8.5 34% .272 .213 1.14 3.29 2.40 0 0.00 0.0
2009 LAN 0 30 0 27.7 1 0 1 19 11 22 1 .263 90 6.2 3.6 0.3 7.2 45% .234 .198 1.08 3.13 0.65 0 0.00 0.0
2010 LAN MLB 65 0 36.3 2 2 0 46 24 25 4 .271 87 11.4 5.9 1.0 6.2 43% .333 .351 1.93 5.23 6.69 124 6.37 -0.6
2011 ATL MLB 51 0 36.0 3 1 0 33 12 38 3 .258 96 8.2 3.0 0.8 9.5 48% .316 .243 1.25 3.05 3.00 95 3.80 0.4
2012 SEA MLB 2 0 1.3 0 0 0 6 1 0 2 .276 105 40.5 6.8 13.5 0.0 56% .571 .667 5.25 24.80 27.00 114 6.29 -0.0
2009 TOT MLB 72 0 69.0 1 1 21 53 24 61 4 .263 100 6.9 3.1 0.5 8.0 39% .257 .207 1.12 3.22 1.70 97 3.58 1.3
CareerMLB4420324.319175628015432029.266987.84.30.88.938%.283.2511.343.833.77994.233.8

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
2003 SAN AA 16 0 27.3 3 0 0 19 12 31 1 .000 6.3 4.0 0.3 10.2 0% .269 .000 1.14 2.93 0.33
2003 Lar Wnt 2 0 3.0 0 0 0 3 1 5 0 .000 9.0 3.0 0.0 15.0 0% -.500 .000 1.33 1.22 6.00
2003 May Wnt 7 0 9.0 0 0 1 1 4 13 0 .000 1.0 4.0 0.0 13.0 0% -.059 .000 0.56 1.43 0.00
2003 Peo Wnt 13 0 13.3 0 0 0 14 5 10 0 .000 9.5 3.4 0.0 6.8 0% -.933 .000 1.43 3.90 2.71
2004 SEA MLB 21 0 23.7 2 1 0 24 9 16 3 .268 100 9.1 3.4 1.1 6.1 40% .280 .271 1.39 4.72 3.80
2004 TAC AAA 36 0 50.3 4 2 13 42 9 62 4 .000 7.5 1.6 0.7 11.1 0% .309 .000 1.01 2.61 2.33
2005 SEA MLB 29 0 19.0 4 3 0 13 7 24 3 .268 96 6.2 3.3 1.4 11.4 40% .238 .235 1.05 3.84 5.21
2005 TAC AAA 22 0 23.7 1 3 7 19 6 38 0 .282 75 7.2 2.3 0.0 14.4 53% .358 .171 1.05 1.07 2.28
2006 SEA MLB 72 0 40.0 2 4 1 30 27 42 0 .262 101 6.8 6.1 0.0 9.4 33% .286 .230 1.43 3.11 4.28
2007 SEA MLB 73 0 45.7 2 0 3 28 17 56 4 .273 95 5.5 3.4 0.8 11.0 30% .231 .213 0.99 3.18 2.36
2008 BAL MLB 57 0 53.3 3 5 31 47 33 58 6 .264 105 7.9 5.6 1.0 9.8 34% .291 .253 1.50 4.36 4.72
2009 BAL MLB 42 0 41.3 0 1 20 34 13 39 3 .263 107 7.4 2.8 0.7 8.5 34% .272 .213 1.14 3.29 2.40
2009 LAN MLB 30 0 27.7 1 0 1 19 11 22 1 .263 90 6.2 3.6 0.3 7.2 45% .234 .198 1.08 3.13 0.65
2010 LAN MLB 65 0 36.3 2 2 0 46 24 25 4 .271 87 11.4 5.9 1.0 6.2 43% .333 .351 1.93 5.23 6.69
2010 SBR A+ 2 1 2.0 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 .272 121 13.5 0.0 0.0 9.0 40% .600 .284 1.50 1.73 4.50
2010 ABQ AAA 2 1 1.7 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 .275 145 10.6 0.0 0.0 15.9 75% .500 .222 1.18 0.05 0.00
2011 ATL MLB 51 0 36.0 3 1 0 33 12 38 3 .258 96 8.2 3.0 0.8 9.5 48% .316 .243 1.25 3.05 3.00
2012 SEA MLB 2 0 1.3 0 0 0 6 1 0 2 .276 105 40.5 6.8 13.5 0.0 56% .571 .667 5.25 24.80 27.00
2013 OMA AAA 21 0 21.7 0 1 0 23 14 30 1 .269 94 9.6 5.8 0.4 12.5 43% .400 .282 1.71 3.34 6.23

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2008 874 0.4657 0.4474 0.7391 0.6290 0.2891 0.8594 0.5111 0.2609
2009 1126 0.4938 0.4387 0.7976 0.5935 0.2877 0.8667 0.6585 0.2024
2010 708 0.5155 0.4209 0.8054 0.5945 0.2362 0.8848 0.5926 0.1946
2011 577 0.4905 0.4003 0.7100 0.5088 0.2959 0.7639 0.6207 0.2900
2012 22 0.5455 0.4091 1.0000 0.7500 0.0000 1.0000 0.0000
Career33070.49080.43030.76990.58940.27660.85160.59450.2301

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2012-04-10 2012-10-04 60-DL 177 157 Left Elbow Surgery Tommy John and Flexor Mass 2012-05-04 -
2011-08-27 2011-09-26 15-DL 30 26 Left Elbow Inflammation - -
2010-05-24 2010-06-08 15-DL 15 14 Mid Back Tightness -
2009-08-23 2009-08-26 DTD 3 2 Right Abdomen Soreness Oblique -
2008-08-16 2008-09-11 15-DL 26 22 Left Shoulder Inflammation -
2008-06-15 2008-06-15 DTD 0 0 Left Arm Fatigue -
2008-02-23 2008-03-10 Camp 16 0 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2005-03-24 2005-03-28 Camp 4 0 Left Shoulder Stiffness -
2004-09-07 2004-10-04 DTD 27 25 Left Shoulder Fatigue -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 KCA $
2012 SEA $1,100,000
2011 ATL $1,200,000
2010 LAN $4,500,000
2009 LAN $2,750,000
2009 BAL $2,750,000
2008 BAL $980,000
2007 SEA $395,000
2006 SEA $333,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
7 yrPrevious$14,008,000
7 yrTotal$14,008,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
7 y 147 dAthletic Resource1 year (2013)

Details
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Kansas City as a free agent 12/7/12 (minor-league contract). May request release 3/26/13 if he will not make Major League roster. $0.1M retention bonus if he agrees to start season in minors. May opt out of contract 6/1/13 if not on Major League roster. Released by Kansas City 3/25/13. Re-signed by Kansas City as a free agent 3/27/13 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$1.1M (2012). Signed by Seattle as a free agent 12/30/11.
  • 1 year/$1.2M (2011). Signed by Atlanta as a free agent 12/9/10. Performance bonuses: $50,000 each for 60, 65, 70, 75 games.
  • 1 year/$4.5M (2010). Re-signed by LA Dodgers 1/19/10 (avoided arbitration). Non-tendered by LA Dodgers 12/2/10.
  • 1 year/$2.75M (2009). Re-signed by Baltimore 2/6/09 (avoided arbitration, $3.4M-$2.2M). Acquired by LA Dodgers in trade from Baltimore 7/30/09.
  • 1 year/$0.98M (2008). Re-signed by Seattle 1/16/08 (avoided arbitration). $60,000 in performance bonuses. Acquired by Baltimore in trade from Seattle 2/8/08.
  • 1 year/$0.395M (2007). Re-signed 3/07.
  • 1 year/$0.333M (2006). Re-signed 2/06.

2016 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/15/2015 05:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
Weighted Mean?????0.0????.0000.000.00?0.00.0

2016 Rest-of-Season Forecast

Last Update: 9/24/2016 11:39 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
Weighted Mean?????0.0????.0000.000.00?0.00.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Upside By Year

2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 PEAK 5
10.86.233.5out of baseball0.823.4

Previous Year Preseason Upside By Year

Yr Proj 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 PEAK 5
201510.86.233.5out of baseball0.823.4

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 71)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 84 Hisanori Takahashi 2014 0.00 DNP
2 81 Ron Mahay 2010 3.97
3 79 Matt Herges 2009 3.63
4 79 Barney Schultz 1966 0.00 DNP
5 78 Billy Taylor 2001 4.50
6 78 Giovanni Carrara 2007 0.00 DNP
7 78 Yoshinori Tateyama 2015 0.00 DNP
8 77 Joe Hoerner 1976 6.17
9 77 Alan Embree 2009 6.93
10 77 Jim Brewer 1977 0.00 DNP
11 77 Rick White 2008 0.00 DNP
12 77 Ron Reed 1982 2.76
13 77 Roy Face 1967 3.09
14 76 Tony Fossas 1997 5.75
15 76 Brendan Donnelly 2011 0.00 DNP
16 76 Kent Mercker 2007 0.00 DNP
17 76 Eddie Guardado 2010 0.00 DNP
18 76 Guillermo Mota 2013 0.00 DNP
19 76 Shawn Camp 2015 0.00 DNP
20 75 Bobby Shantz 1965 0.00 DNP
21 75 Rudy Seanez 2008 5.19
22 75 Kyle Farnsworth 2015 0.00 DNP
23 75 Lee Smith 1997 6.65
24 74 Hector Carrasco 2009 0.00 DNP
25 74 Tim Worrell 2007 0.00 DNP
26 74 Tim Byrdak 2013 7.71
27 74 Norm Charlton 2002 0.00 DNP
28 74 Chi-Chi Olivo 1967 0.00 DNP
29 74 Dennis Cook 2002 3.38
30 74 Dan Plesac 2001 3.38
31 74 Paul Assenmacher 2000 0.00 DNP
32 73 Trever Miller 2012 0.00 DNP
33 73 Troy Percival 2009 6.35
34 73 Lindy McDaniel 1975 4.62 DNP
35 73 Jesse Orosco 1996 3.56
36 73 Matt Whiteside 2007 0.00 DNP
37 72 Ryan Franklin 2012 0.00 DNP
38 72 Dave Burba 2006 0.00 DNP
39 72 Bob Wickman 2008 0.00 DNP
40 72 Brett Tomko 2012 0.00 DNP
41 72 Turk Lown 1963 0.00 DNP
42 71 Bill Henry 1967 2.05
43 71 Doug Jones 1996 4.64
44 71 Jeff Reardon 1995 0.00 DNP
45 71 Rick Aguilera 2001 0.00 DNP
46 70 Bud Byerly 1960 5.32
47 70 Marc Kroon 2012 0.00 DNP
48 70 Bob Patterson 1998 7.97
49 70 Russ Springer 2008 2.50
50 70 Jerry Koosman 1982 4.26
51 70 Buddy Groom 2005 4.83
52 70 Mike Timlin 2005 2.58
53 69 Mike Remlinger 2005 7.49
54 69 Darren Oliver 2010 2.92
55 69 Rick Honeycutt 1993 3.89
56 69 Tug McGraw 1984 4.03
57 69 Harvey Haddix 1965 5.61
58 69 Ramon Ortiz 2012 0.00 DNP
59 68 Elmer Dessens 2010 2.68
60 68 Mark Leiter 2002 0.00 DNP
61 68 Jason Isringhausen 2012 4.34
62 68 Jeff Fassero 2002 5.48
63 68 Rudy May 1984 0.00 DNP
64 68 John Franco 2000 3.88
65 68 Arthur Rhodes 2009 2.70
66 68 Hyang-Nam Choi 2010 0.00 DNP
67 68 Gerry Staley 1960 3.28
68 67 Joel Peralta 2015 4.34
69 67 Bartolo Colon 2012 3.66
70 67 Rheal Cormier 2006 2.44
71 67 Al Worthington 1968 3.07
72 67 Tom Burgmeier 1983 3.09
73 67 Doug Brocail 2006 5.08
74 67 Chuck Finley 2002 4.58
75 67 Sal Maglie 1956 3.08
76 67 Jason Grimsley 2007 0.00 DNP
77 67 Todd Jones 2007 4.26
78 67 Octavio Dotel 2013 13.50
79 66 Ron Villone 2009 4.62
80 66 Ted Power 1994 0.00 DNP
81 66 Art Fowler 1962 2.76 DNP
82 66 Don McMahon 1969 3.71
83 66 Bert Blyleven 1990 5.71
84 66 Jamey Wright 2014 4.48
85 66 Marv Grissom 1957 4.42
86 66 Rollie Fingers 1986 0.00 DNP
87 66 Miguel Batista 2010 3.92
88 66 David Weathers 2009 4.21
89 66 Kevin Millwood 2014 0.00 DNP
90 66 Virgil Trucks 1956 4.20
91 65 Jose Mesa 2005 4.92
92 65 Mike Myers 2008 0.00 DNP
93 65 Jose Contreras 2011 3.86
94 65 Dennis Lamp 1992 5.14
95 65 Dick Hall 1970 3.67
96 65 Sonny Siebert 1976 0.00 DNP
97 65 Jay Howell 1995 0.00 DNP
98 65 John Burkett 2004 0.00 DNP
99 65 Gene Garber 1987 4.73
100 65 Harry Brecheen 1954 0.00 DNP

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2013 Lefties hit 1.000/1.000/1.750 against George Sherrill, who got to face only four of them—and six righties—for a reason.
2012 A late bloomer, Sherrill did not make his major league debut until age 27. From there, he spent a few successful seasons in Seattle and Baltimore before struggling in 2010 in Los Angeles and settling for a minor league deal with the Braves. He rebounded in 2011 and earned 51 appearances by showing flashes of what made him a Mariners fan favorite. Sherrill is most effective against left-handed batters, holding them to a .256/.275/.333 line while striking out 32 batters and walking just one in 2011. He'll be returning to Seattle now, after signing a one-year $1.1 million deal with the Mariners.
2011 Kids, this is what regression looks like. Sherrill put up unreal numbers over the final two months of the 2009 season after arriving from Baltimore via trade, most notably holding batters to a 7-for-43 performance and a .194 BABIP with men on base. That line swung to .337/.443/.593 with a .357 BABIP in 2010, and Sherrill stunk on ice in just about every other way as well. Perhaps owing to mid-back woes that cost him the second half of May, his fastball velocity sank nearly two mph, taking his strikeout rate down while his walk rate ballooned; three separate times he went at least five straight appearances without notching a strikeout. Furthermore, even given his minimal innings total, he allowed more inherited runners to score than any MLB pitcher; only Bob Howry had a higher fair run average among relievers with at least 35 innings. Facing his final year of arbitration off a $4.5 million salary, he was an easy non-tender. He signed a one-year deal with Atlanta, which needed another bullpen arm after the retirement of Billy Wagner.
2010 Rebounding from a late-2008 meltdown with shoulder misery, Sherrill fattened up for the midsummer trade market with four effective months closing for the Orioles. Dealt to the Dodgers, Sherrill stepped into the Dodgers' eighth-inning role ahead of Broxton, rewarding his new employers with lights-out work and his fellow relievers with a reprieve from the Kerlan-Jobe Clinic. For the year, he smothered lefties at a .128/.188/.154 clip, good for the lowest OPS among those facing at least 75 such varmints, but he's serviceable enough against righties (.244/.321/.375) to be used for full innings rather than situational spots. Expect him to be in the mix for more heavy lifting in 2010.
2009 Sherrill is a good situational lefty who did an adequate job of getting right-handed people out often enough to make a passable closer, which says a lot about how a reliever who doesn't lose his cool can pretty much rack up saves just by doing his thing. Now that his label's changed from "lefty set-up dude" to "closer," we'll see how much labels matter as the Orioles try to sort through their bullpen roles for 2009. Here's a hint: decide based on proven skills, not labels. Sherrill's best skill remains getting lefties out.
2008 Long an underrated lefty specialist, Sherrill hinted at something more in 2007 by holding right-handed hitters to a sterling .212/.284/.303 line. Given the small sample (76 plate appearances) and the fact that the 31-year-old lefty had consistently shown a large platoon split in his twenties, the wisest course might be to accept last year as a fluke and deal him while his value is highest. Despite the number of other lefty relievers in the organization, that's a tougher decision to make than it might seem; LOOGYs who can actually do their job are far from commonplace.
2007 Sherrill and Safeco are a match made in heaven--Safeco is a lefty-stiffling environment with a big outfield, and Sherrill is a lefty-killing extreme fly ball pitcher. He held southpaw swingers to .143/.230/.182 last year. Those rates include three extra-base hits, all doubles. Righties were a different matter, hitting .297/.446/.359 as, like most lefty specialists, he tended to pitch around batters who didn`t hit from the approved side of the box. Significantly, righties also failed to knock one out of the park against Sherrill. This is what we call good luck; normally a pitcher who allows as many fly balls as Sherrill does would have some go out as a matter of course, but, in his 40 innings last year, it just happened that the fly balls always went to the deepest part of the park on cold nights when the wind was blowing in at 30 MPH. In his previous 42 2/3 career innings, Sherrill allowed 6 home runs, which is a more realistic total, albeit one suppressed by Safeco, where he has a career ERA of 3.98 (against 4.77 on the road). The steady supply of lefty relief prospects in the system could make him expendable come the trade deadline.
2006 Yes it was a small sample size, but Sherrill`s .156/.170/.333 allowed versus lefties continued his solid track record. With tasty strikeout rates and a league-minimum salary, the M`s seem to have struck the LOOGY jackpot. There are plenty more long-time minor league relievers capable of getting major league hitters out, if only teams would stop overpaying the Ray Kings and Steve Klines of the world and go looking for them.
2005 Say, folks, here's another shopping tip from our sponsor, the Seattle Mariners. Did you know that minor league closers can provide the same effectiveness as a name-brand closer at a fraction of the cost? Even if you already have a closer, if your team tends to be racked by injuries or you play so many close games one closer just won't do, and you'll save money by purchasing minor league closers. Smart shoppers don't neglect quality either, which is why you should trust George Sherrill, who offers great control and gets the strikeouts, all with the value and versatility that comes with being left-handed. Minor league closers: an effective solution for any team. Call (206) 346-4001 and ask for Bill today!

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2012-01-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)If Seattle moves Brandon League mid-season, who takes over as the M's closer?
(PepeShady from St Paul)
The obvious candidate is George Sherrill, given his previous closer experience. If he bombs... David Aardsma might be rehabbing by then.

Also, quick use of dianagram's ESC trick has shown me that Aardsma's sister is attractive. -- Dave (Best of BP with Ben and Dave)
2009-10-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)Jay, I assume the Yankees will start Sabathia twice on short rest in order to get him three starts; would the Yankees be wise to start Pettitte once of short rest (games 3+6) in order to get 5 lefty starts in a seven game series? Or is the platoon advantage vs. the Phillies not THAT important? Or do you think the Yankees will through in Gaudin and go with a 4 man rotation?
(Nick Stone from New York, NY)
Hey, Nick! I spent a good deal of time trying to figure out the two teams' rotation options on a game-by-game basis. Cutting and pasting from the preview, here's what I came up with:

Game 1: Sabathia (7) v. Lee (9)
Game 2: Burnett (6) v. Martinez (12)
Game 3: Pettitte (5) v. Hamels (9)
Game 4: Sabathia (3) or Gaudin (11) vs. Lee (3), Happ (10), or Blanton (12)
Game 5: Burnett (3), Sabathia (4, if Gaudin Game 4), or Gaudin (12) vs. Happ, Blanton or Lee (4)
Game 6: Pettitte (3) or Burnett (5, if Sabathia Game 4 and Gaudin Game 5) vs. Martinez (5), Hamels (3), Happ or Blanton
Game 7: Sabathia (3, if pitched Game 4) or Pettitte (4, if Sabathia Game 4) vs. Lee (3, if pitched Game 4) or Hamels (4)

While the Phillies hit lefties about as well as righties in the regular season, they haven't been all that successful doing so in the postseason, batting at a .194/.322/.444 clip, with a few big hits — Ryan Howard's two-run double off Clayton Kershaw, his homer off Randy Wolf, and Raul Ibanez's homer off George Sherrill - offsetting their woes. My read on Sabathia and Pettitte is that they're better than the Dodger southpaw starters at this point in time, so yes, I do think it makes sense to throw more lefties at them, particularly given that Gaudin doesn't match up well with them at all. (Jay Jaffe)
2009-07-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Orioles going to make some trades that will make a true future impact on the team before the deadline this year?
(JFerg from MD)
Well, they've got a couple of players in Aubury Huff and George Sherrill who should be able to fetch a decent return. So, yeah, I could see them adding a few more prospects to their cadre of young talent in the organization. (John Perrotto)
2009-05-21 14:00:00 (link to chat)Fernando Martinez for Aubrey Huff and George Sherrill? The Mets seem to be built to win-now, and adding a legit bopper to a struggling lineup AND a solid lefty to bolster a suddenly-struggling Putz would make sense.
(Silv from NY, NY)
The Mets wouldn't trade Martinez for Johan Santana, so I'm going to say that they probably won't for a patch at first base and a mediocre lefthanded reliever. Andy, you have to disguise these better than that. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-05-04 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is there a decent chance Ryan Franklin stays Cardinals closer the whole year? If not him, is Chris Perez and not Motte the likely top candidate?
(Rob from Dallas, TX)
I rank the Cards' relievers Perez, McClellan, Motte, Kinney, Franklin. I don't know that any of them will hold the closer's job long enough to be fantasy-viable. Franklin looks like last year's George Sherrill to me. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-07-30 12:30:00 (link to chat)John, I'd like to see the Tigers make a move, but I'm afraid the move will be to overpay in talent for a marginal reliever. Can you calm my nerves and/or send me running for the Mylanta?
(Zach from Mass.)
The Tigers are making it clear to other teams that they aren't going to overpay. They kicked the tires on George Sherrill and found the cost prohibitive. They may add a middle man like LaTroy Hawkins and hope for continued improvement and good health from Zumaya and Rodney. (John Perrotto)
2008-07-29 16:00:00 (link to chat)Brandon Wood for George Sherrill straight up.
(Trey from SD)
Hmm. You know, I don't hate it, but I don't think the ... well, Rodriguez will be gone next year. I don't hate it. (Will Carroll)
2008-07-21 15:00:00 (link to chat)Give me one reason the Orioles shouldn't trade George Sherrill with his value likely the highest it will ever be. Is there one?
(akroll from Baltimore)
They don't really have a replacement for him and 500 means something to the team. I'd still be listening to offers, but it seems like Andy MacPhail is going with his long-term plan, which is probably a good thing. (Will Carroll)
2008-05-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Will. As always, thanks for the chat! I know you're probably tired of Smoltz questions, but what do you think about the prospect of either Soriano or Smoltz being effective closers again this season? I have them both on my fantasy team's DL and, if you think either of them will close again full time (or split duties), I'm going to trade away my George Sherrill for Justin Upton. You're the deciding factor!
(Ameer from Bloomington, IN)
I'm not so much tired of the questions as I am a bit frustrated that people don't seem to get it on this. Smoltz's shoulder wore down when he was a closer before and now again as a starter. The shoulder is a problem independent of the role. Sherrill is way over his head as are the Orioles -- and I have an interesting note on them in today's UTK - and Upton is the wow. If the trade is reliant on one of them being effective, well, sure -- one of them, for a while, maybe in series. (Will Carroll)
2008-01-29 16:00:00 (link to chat)I like pretty much any of the rumored Bedard-to-Seattle deals for Baltimore, but why would they want George Sherrill? He's 30 and pitches 40 innings a year. Unless they flip him, isn't that almost counterproductive to a team that should be auditioning young pitchers?
(Amos from New York)
Gee, you make it sound like a team that are dumping salary need a left-handed specialist less than the team that's trying to win this year. The Orioles and Mariners might be the two worst-run teams in the American League, so I think it's perfect that they would make a trade (at least this component of it) that hurts both sides.

Honestly, I'm not sure any trade these two teams could make would surprise me. Adrian Beltre for Billy Rowell? Sure, why not? (Rany Jazayerli)
2008-01-29 16:00:00 (link to chat)From an Orioles point of view, what's not to like about the rumored trade with Seattle? Baltimore will not compete in 2008 nor 2009 and the team probably can't sign Erik Bedard to an extension anyway. Kevin Goldstein is very high on Adam Jones and Chris Tillman. Tony Butler and Kam Mickolio could become very helpful major leaguers. I do not get the George Sherrill-part of the trade, but maybe the O's are going to trade him right away (to the Braves for Brent Lillibridge?). All in all, it looks like a very good deal for the Orioles.
(bo9anderson from Amsterdam, the Netherlands)
Don't misunderstand me - it's a good deal for Baltimore, absolutely. I just don't know what you do with Sherrill. If you're going to rebuild, rebuild. The problem for Baltimore is that rebuilding requires a full commitment, and this team can't commit to *anything* in full so long as Peter Angelos is running the show. (Rany Jazayerli)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2009-10-21 17:00:00NLCS Game 5Hard to believe George Sherrill had a 0.65 in his final 30 appearances in the regular season with the way he's pitched in October. (John Perrotto)
2009-10-15 17:00:002009 NLCS Game One (Phillies/Dodgers)Joe Torre wears the goat horns; George Sherrill wears the bicycle horns. (Steven Goldman)
 

PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2016, George Sherrill threw 4,096 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2012, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2012, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (87mph) and Curve (74mph).