Reports have surfaced saying that lefty Boone Logan has agreed to a deal with the Milwaukee Brewers. It appears those reports are now confirmed.
Back in November, we wrote that Boone Logan would make a great addition to this Brewers bullpen. It appears that David Stearns feels the same way.
Boone Logan, 33, has reportedly agreed to a one year contract with the Milwaukee Brewers. The dollar amount is unknown at this time.
Logan now appears to be the primary lefty specialist in the bullpen. He might have the ability to lock down whole innings but that hasn’t been his track record of late.
Logan pitched to a 4.71 ERA last season with the Cleveland Indians. His 2017 season was cut short in July due to a lat injury. Still, in that injury shortened season, his peripheral stats looked good. His 3.16 FIP suggests some unlucky moments this past season and he also had a 12.0 K/9 last year.
Prior to pitching in Cleveland, he was in Colorado for three seasons after signing a big free agent contract. After some adjusting in Coors Field he put up respectable numbers in his final year there in 2016. His best years were as a Yankee and it was where he earned his big contract. He posted four straight quality seasons as mostly a seventh inning guy.
Logan dominates left handed hitting. Over his career, opposing lefties have hit only .229 against him His slider is his best out pitch and it generates a lot of strikeouts.
With Logan now in the picture, David Stearns will have filled a hole in his bullpen. This is a low risk, high reward signing for the Milwaukee Brewers. Logan has been one of the best lefty specialists in the league in years past. Although an injury cut short his 2017 season, a fully healthy year should be quite productive for the southpaw.
Over Logan’s career, his number of appearances far outnumbers the amount of innings he pitches, suggesting that he pitches less than an inning most of the times he’s out there on the mound. Given his domination of lefties it’s not hard to assume Craig Counsell may want to bring him in only to face lefties in the opposing lineup.
Whether he’s simply a lefty specialist or the full time setup man, Boone Logan will be an asset for this bullpen. With his wealth of experience around the league, he is exactly the type of guy the Milwaukee Brewers need.
The big, 6’5″ lefty has been in the league for 12 years and this would be his sixth organization. Even though he is a jorneyman, he’s been a quality bullpen option for several years. The Brewers will be lucky to have him.