Talyn wrote:Gordon is the closer. Madson probably won't even be in the bullpen, the Phillies have said that it's most likely Madson is going into the rotation. The main reason for this is the cost of starting pitchers, it will be easier, and cheaper for the Phillies to acquire a reliever.
I agree with Talyn here. I think that Gordon will be the closer and the Phils want to put Madson into the rotation. The problem is that their bullpen is really thin and they haven't been able to pick up any middle relievers to fill out the pen. Fultz is their lefty set-up man right now which is just ugly. The Phils were supposedly interested in Looper until he signed with the Cards. It will be interesting to see what GIllick does over the next couple of months but Gordon is definitely the closer for now.