“Leo Nunez” – 2011 Topps Heritage

January 28, 2012

By Any Name, He Was A Stat Collector

Juan Oviedio, a/k/a Leo Nunez, was the former Marlins’ closer. Now they have Heath Bell, and Oviedo will get about six million to pitch in probably more crucial situations than entering in the ninth inning with the bases empty.

Will be up for it?

In his career, he’s let 38% of his inherited runners score, including 55% of those runners in 2008 when he was a set up man for Kansas City.

So if there’s a question, it’s how Oviedo will handle his new role.

It’s not about his name, or what his name was. Guys like Oviedo and the artist formerly known as Fausto Carmona aren’t public enemy #1. They were just trying to get out of the Dominican and into baseball. You can’t really blame someone for trying.

So good luck, Mr. Oviedo.

BTW, I received this card from Ryan at Oh No! I also received a metric boatload of cards from Scott Crawford. And I mean a metric boatload! My want lists are being updated as we speak and I’m going to send out the new spreadsheets to others very soon!

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