Bear Market for Sherrill

It seems George Sherrill’s stock is falling outside of Baltimore as well. Cliff Corcoran of SI.com has ranked the 2008 All-Star as the 26th best closer in baseball.

After emerging as a LOOGY (or Lefty One Out Guy) in Seattle, Sherrill was acquired by the Orioles in the Erik Bedard-Adam Jones trade as a stop-gap closer while Chris Ray recovered from Tommy John surgery. Despite a high ERA and walk rate, he acquitted himself well in the role last year, converting 84 percent of his save opportunities, but Ray is now healthy again, as is Danys Baez, and Dave Trembley just announced Monday Sherrill will have to share the job.

Paging Chris Ray … and Jim Johnson.

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