- Cross Era Manager
Connor does NOT set aside or save a rotation. He will use all available pitchers (primary
position of pitcher OR players rated as a pitcher with one or more starts or seven or more
relief appearances AND four or more decisions.
Closers and most relievers in relief decisions in close games are chosen by adjusted grade
(grade plus/minus control adjustments). "Normal" closers have adjusted grades of
between 14 and 17. "Super" closers are those with 18 or higher grades. A good
comparison between normal and superclosers would be a reliever with 12 saves and another
reliever with 26 saves. Obviously, the latter was much more aggressively used in save
situations (generally speaking - he could have been part of a bullpen by committee
approach). Connor uses a "one inning" closer approach.
Can be used for both DH and non-DH play; tends to "ignore" actual innings
pitched for relievers (e.g., he'll use a slightly higher grade reliever with fewer
appearances over another reliever with higher innings/appearances); blowout/rout sub
strategies; aggressive w/pinchrunning to steal bases late when ahead.