Originally Posted by TheChamp24
Saves always gives makes me wonder why 3 runs indicated a save. A pitcher can come into a game with a 4-1 lead, give up back to back homeruns, and then three straight ground ball outs and he gets a save. A closer should be able to protect a 3 run lead in the 9th 99% of the time.
It's not just three runs that qualifies you as a save. You can also qualify by pitching a certain number of innings. I can see why you wouldnt bother mentioning that because the idea of anyoe these days qualifying for a save that way is kind of a joke. But it does make me wonder what would happen if they changed the rules on what qualifies as a save to require a pitcher to pitch more than two innings. Is it such a selling point in contract negotiations that pitchers will either push to pitch three innings at the back end of the game or simply whine because of the rule change.