whatever. Dusty will probably mis-manage him in whatever capacity he's pitching. If he's the closer, you can believe you'll see him in non-save situations, spot starts, etc., until his arm falls off again. Chad Fox, anyone?
Although i will agree that Dusty isn't the greatest manager, by a long shot, i don't think he's a mismanager persay. I personally don't always agree with his decisions, but i also don't know the situation of the bullpen, who's ready, who's warmed up, whose been overworked, whose been on the bench for 3 days, who needs playing time, who has come to him personally with complaints lack of playing time/overworking playing time, who has... etc etc etc.
Anyway, i believe that Wood would thrive in the closer's role, it would solve a huge problem that Jim Hendry has failed to address the past few seasons (if your looking for a scapegoat, Hendry is who i go after, what has he done for past few seasons other than get pieces that we DONT absolutly need... we didn't absoultly NEED to get Nomar, but who can predict a slump-injury year either.)
If i were managing, i would let Kerry get part of his rehab in as the closer. See how he does at that point and still get him the innings he needs to rehab. If he does poorly, or is still injured, then no harm done, at least one of two questions is answered, and who knows, Maybe we kill two birds with one stone
, albeit one expensive stone