Cornbread Maxwell wrote:actually - he has about a 50% conversion rate in save opps - so you guys go ahead and keep ignoring me when I say his hold on the closer situation is shakey.
Good pitchers do not always have the makeup to close. FLA management knows this. Thats why they went out and got 2 guys who have been successful as closers as insurance policies in case Mota is one of those good pitchers who cannot transition into a good closer.
They signed him with a worse save % to be the closer. He's 2/2 for them. Let's not overblow things. Jones is an insurance policy, but as the other guy said, Mota will not lose the job unless he proves to be ineffective THIS YEAR. The thread was about Mota losing the job when he comes back. That will clearly not happen. If he was brought in to be the closer and has done the job when asked so far, why change this?