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Best Bullpen Ever??? Nasty Boys?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by qtlaw, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    Reading the name Rob Dibble reminded me of the Reds' Nasty Boys in 1990 and since they were in the NL West I saw a lot of them. What I recall, wow. Myers, Dibble and Charlton. I saw in person Charlton strike out 8 Giants in a row near the end of a game. He had filthy stuff and he was the No. 3 guy.

    '70's Yankees had Lyle and Gossage.
    A's of the 70's had Fingers and Paul Lindblad from the left side.
    '86 Mets had Orosco from the left side and McDowell from the right side.
    '96 Yankees had Rivera and then Wetteland to finish it.

    I still go with the Nasty Boys.
     
  2. cyclingwriter

    cyclingwriter Active Member

    1979 Cubs:
    Yes the team was 80-82, but they had Sutter, who won the Cy Young, and his set up men included Willie Hernandez (Cy Young and MVP in 1984), Bill Caudill, who became an all-star and a top closer for Seattle and Oakland, Donnie Moore, another all-star closer in Anaheim, and Dick Tidrow, who was 11-5 that year.
     
  3. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Gossage & Lyle were only teammates for the '78 season.

    I'll take Wetteland & Rivera in '96.
     
  4. MightyMouse

    MightyMouse Member

    Myers, Dibble and Charlton was the best trio in my recent memory. Any one of those three had the chops (and, quite possibly the PEDs) to be a dominant closer.
     
  5. westcoastvol

    westcoastvol Active Member

    Wetteland, Rivera and don't forget Jeff Nelson.
     
  6. MightyMouse

    MightyMouse Member

    Nelson? You mean Mr. Slider? He was OK for a while, but he fell off dramatically once batters figured out that he couldn't (or wouldn't) throw anything else.
     
  7. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I'd take Wetteland and Rivera as well. But damn were the Nasty Boys fun to watch.
     
  8. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    84 Tigers: Willie Hernandez won the Cy Young AND AL MVP by going 9-3 in 80 appearances with 32 saves and a 1.92 ERA; Aurelio Lopez pitched when he didn't and managed to go 12-1, 14 saves and a 2.94 ERA and Doug Bair was the long reliever...

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/DET/1984.shtml
     
  9. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    So, they underachieved?
     
  10. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    Aaron Heilman, Bob Howry, Kevin Gregg. (Ducking A_QB)
     
  11. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Loved the Nasty Boys. Charlton actually moved to the rotation for the second half of that season. He started 16 games. Rob Dibble was just amazing for the Reds til he blew out his arm. I guess that's what he wants Strasburg to do. Just grip it and rip it til his arm falls off.
     
  12. cyclingwriter

    cyclingwriter Active Member

    80-9
    No, they're the Cubs. 80-82 should be expected. :)

    Seriously, I always though it was interesting that three of the set-up guys for Sutter became all-star closers. That's a lot of talent hanging out in the bullpen.
     
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