Despite concerns about his declining fastball velocity, Jonathan Papelbon continued his run as one of the most consistently effective relievers in the game in 2014. Will he continue to defy the omens of velocity decline in 2015?
Ryne Sandberg, having just returned home from a routine cosmetic dental procedure, joins The Good Phight to discuss respect. honor, and playing the game the right way. Surprisingly, he also references Harry Potter and Sublime.
After arriving as a desperation waiver-wire pickup in August, Jerome Williams went on to outperform every Phillies starter not named Cole Hamels over the last month-and-a-half of the season. And guess what? He'll be back for more in 2015!
Much of the focus will remain on Jonathan Papelbon's ever-slowing fastball and Antonio Bastardo's ability to throw strikes and not get suspended for cheating. But here, we look at the rest of the guys who could impact the 'pen in 2014.