I’ll save it for the player analysis, but the idea that Sherrill pitched poorly in 2010 because Joe Torre misused him is… partially true at best. Sherrill pitched poorly in 2010 because he wasn’t pitching well. Yes, his numbers against lefties were pretty good and against righties were horrible, but his numbers against lefties were down from his career standard, and he hadn’t been that vulnerable to righties before. (His career OPS against righthanders is .800; last year, it was 1.223.) He was a terrific pitcher from 2008-09, closing for the Orioles, who play some pretty good teams with some pretty good righthanded hitters.