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Who do you want to see be our closer?


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Lefties shouldn't be closing for us.

Do you have any reasoning?

I view lefties as drastically more valuable in innings 6-7-8 in preserving leads where they can often times be used as specialists and not 'have' to get out of full innings. Plus considering our lefties - Tank (26 BB, 41 IP. 1.43 whip) and Pinto (27 BB, 29 IP. 1.58 whip), that's just a 9th inning disaster waiting to happen. It's not like we have Billy or BJ, or anything close to them. Given the options, Owens fits the profile better then the other 4. Ideally, I don't think we should thrust the closer roll onto a rookie. I'd rather have a cheap veteran with some experience (Hermanson, Park) or Nolasco (whose RP splits are much better then as a SP).

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Gregg, Lindstrom, & Nolasco should be on the list.

 

And I stand by the opinion that Tank does what he does too good to be moved to another role. We should, if no other group of fans, be well enough aware of how much harder it is to find a reliable setup man than a good closer. The Lindstroms, Owens, and Greggs of the world have a much better shot (IMO) of filling Borowski's shoes than they do Tanks. Just my opinion.

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Gregg, Lindstrom, & Nolasco should be on the list.

 

And I stand by the opinion that Tank does what he does too good to be moved to another role. We should, if no other group of fans, be well enough aware of how much harder it is to find a reliable setup man than a good closer. The Lindstroms, Owens, and Greggs of the world have a much better shot (IMO) of filling Borowski's shoes than they do Tanks. Just my opinion.

 

 

Gregg has no chance to close. Lindstrom is a very long shot although should probably be added. Nolasco could have been added but at this point, with Sanchez and Johnson being somewhat injured- he will remain in the rotation. Nolasco isn't a RP at this point.

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