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Baeball: What the heck is a hold?
Posted 11 April 2002 - 06:03 AM
Anyone have the official baseball definition of a 'hold'?
Before I thought the relievers who came in before the closer came in to get the save got holds.
Here's an example
Russ Ortiz pitches 7 innings, leaves with a 3-run lead for the Giants. Felix Rodriguez comes in and pitches a scoreless 8th. Nen comes in and pitches a scoreless 9th.
Ortiz gets the win.
Nen gets the save.
FRod gets the hold.
On (4/07/02), the Mets pitchers got holds for pitching in a mets loss!
So now i'm stumped, I've been meaning to ask about this.
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Posted 11 April 2002 - 08:07 AM
Holds didn't start appearing until we needed something for arbitration cases for middle relievers, who were hard to differentiate since they had no cumulative statistic to support their role. So, like everything else in baseball, you can blame "holds" on salaries.
Posted 11 April 2002 - 09:06 AM
Posted 11 April 2002 - 09:37 AM
Posted 11 April 2002 - 10:13 AM
Posted 11 April 2002 - 10:27 AM
In my mind this morning when I made the post, thats the way I was trying to explain it to myself......lol. Although as you can read by my post I was challenging the "hold" concept.
Geronimo, I know exactly what you mean.
I can see where this is a salary made statistic.