Ballwreckers wrote:I have heard the same thing about Eddie..So I am guessing that Putz would be the next in line?
That's been the general understanding after what happened last year, and I grabbed Putz at the end of the draft figuring Guardado was brittle.
However, Hargrove doesn't yet have the same faith Melvin had in Putz, who had a series of noteable blowups over the last few weeks and has been demoted from the prime set-up role. In fact (and I'm in Seattle, by the way) Hargrove has revealed virtually nothing while essentially using every member of the pen as interchangeable parts (Villone, Mateo, Putz, Hasegawa, Nelson, Thornton).
Eddie's replacement could be anyone ... the only safe bet is Soriano in '06