AKhomebrewer wrote:"Soon" depends on MacDougal blowing up ... and probably several times.
Unlike his predecessor, Bell has indicated no tolerance for the whole committee approach to finishing games. He's flat-out said Mac is his guy, and I don't see him ordering up a plate of crow in the immediate future.
Actually, the pitching coach gave MacDougal the vote of confidence. Bell didn't even pick that guy as his coach, so my guess is when MacDougal blows 2 or 3 in a row by walking everybody, he'll get the hook. Royals management has always had a monster hard-on for Affeldt. I'd pick him up if you have a spot filled with dead weight.