Last week I wasn't shy about expressing my opinions on the way Robin Ventura was handling his bullpen in our two losses to the Tigers. This is because Ventura was acting like an idiot and bringing in pitchers who had no right to be in the situations he put them in, particularly with Matt Thornton just sitting in the bullpen with nothing else to do.
Robin said he was doing this because Thornton needed a rest. Apparently nobody needs a rest against Minnesota, though, as Matty came in for key situations there as well as in Monday's win.
Still, look at Thornton in the rankings.
Thornton has been the fifth most valuable pitcher on this staff even though my rankings reward pitchers for innings and he's pitched only 4.6% of the team's total innings. Gavin Floyd has pitched 11% and Jose Quintana 9.7% yet neither has double the amount of points Thornton has put up.
Matt is averaging 1.63 points per inning. Jake Peavy averages 1.45 and Chris Sale averages 1.64.
We starting to see how much #ThorntonSucks yet?
Last week's rankings can be found here.