thehat wrote:The only thing that appears concrete is that Affeldt is out of the closing mix in KC. Mac has the job for now, and Burgos is his apparent stand-in.
That's not concrete, that's your opinion. How can you know what the situation is when Affeldt came off the DL this saturday? There has only been one royals game since then. Affeldt isn't the closer now and god knows if he will be, but he's not out of the picture by any means.
Maybe you don't understand what concrete means.
"Dick Kaegel, of Royals.MLB.com, reports that Kansas City Royals RP Mike MacDougal has been named the team's closer by MAN Buddy Bell. The team had used a bullpen-by-committee approach under interim MAN Bob Schaefer."
So the words "named closer" and "concrete" go together. And he knows the "situation" because he "reads" reports from the "manager".