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If you thought Jerome Williams' save was ugly, you should have seen Dave Goltz's back in 1973.

On July 30, Jerome Williams became the first person in more than a quarter of a century to get credit for a save while allowing at least five runs. When he recorded the final 12 outs of the Angels' 15-8 victory over Texas in the opener of a four-game showdown between the two teams, Williams joined a short list of men so credited since the save was introduced as an official statistic in 1969:

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February 18, 2008 12:00 am

You Could Look It Up: Topping the Twins, Part Deux


Steven Goldman

Finishing up a romp through past deals involving Cy Young winners to compare and contrast them with the Santana deal.

This week we conclude our Johan Santana-inspired look at Cy Young winners traded less than two seasons after winning their award, all part of placing the Santana trade in some kind of context. After last week's installment, I received a note from a reader (I seem to have misplaced it, so apologies, sir, for not recognizing you by name), saying that these trade capsules really ought to indicate if the Cy Young-er being dealt was felt to have the same kind of value that Santana does. It's a good point, and we'll endeavor to make note of that this time around. Once again, we're indulging in a speculative exercise here, one which has the benefit of hindsight in the case of the older trades, and the conceit of foresight in that of the Santana trade, a deal that has already been rated a loser for the Twins by many critics.

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September 29, 2005 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: September 21-28


Christina Kahrl

A handful of moves to talk about as the season winds down, plus a special thank-you as Christina wraps up her 10th year on duty.

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