great gretzky wrote:valverde has had his chance, and he hasn't exactly ran with it. he is talented though. Lyon did outplay aquino for the job in spring training. And he has blown, what one this year? And an error was involved? It seems like the manager likes him because of the amount of pitches in his arsenal.
I am beginning to think all of this talk of him losing his job is getting a bit much. He is doing nothing but earning leash here. His whip isn't fantastic, but if it ain't broke, you certainly don't fix it for semi-unproven commodities.
Very true. I don't see Lyon going anywhere unless he really, really blows it.
If he does, the job will go to Valverde. When healthy Valverde is one heck of a fireballer and did a smoking job as closer once Mantei crapped out last season. He strained his bicep or something similar later that year and he hasn't been the same since. If he's actually healthy now he'll be dominant.