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  • Will Wagner's 2010 Success Make Him Reconsider Retirement

    Billy Wagner announced about a month into this year's schedule that this season, his 16th in the major leagues would be his final season in the majors.
    However, he's been ridiculously successful his year, going 5-0, with 13 SAVES AND A 1.27 E.R.A.
    Is that enough to make him "want to stay a little longer at the fair" and put off retirement for another year or so? Coming to Atlanta has been a real boost for his career.
    Wagner turns 39 in just over a month on July 25 and there are plenty of relief pitchers who have been successful in their early 40s. He currently has 398 Saves in his career and with two more will become just the fifth pitcher in history to register 400 saves, and only the second lefthander to reach the 400 mark. Indeed, if his career were to continue beyond 2010, he might break John Franco's record for Saves by a lefthander of 424, as early as the midway point of next season.

    -philliesfiend55/Dennis Orlandini-

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    Originally posted by philliesfiend55 View Post
    Billy Wagner announced about a month into this year's schedule that this season, his 16th in the major leagues would be his final season in the majors.
    However, he's been ridiculously successful his year, going 5-0, with 13 SAVES AND A 1.27 E.R.A.
    Is that enough to make him "want to stay a little longer at the fair" and put off retirement for another year or so? Coming to Atlanta has been a real boost for his career.
    Wagner turns 39 in just over a month on July 25 and there are plenty of relief pitchers who have been successful in their early 40s. He currently has 398 Saves in his career and with two more will become just the fifth pitcher in history to register 400 saves, and only the second lefthander to reach the 400 mark. Indeed, if his career were to continue beyond 2010, he might break John Franco's record for Saves by a lefthander of 424, as early as the midway point of next season.

    -philliesfiend55/Dennis Orlandini-
    he has an option for next year that kicks in with 50 games finished. I still doubt he comes back, should be an interesting sept/oct with cox, wagner and possibly chipper in their final years.

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      He was doing well at the time that he said he was going to retire. Frankly, I hope he doesn't go back on his word, but that's just me.
      46 wins to match last year's total

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