JohnGris wrote:I'm gonna be patient with him and see how it plays out. He gets a pass on his 1st inning of work, I'm sure. I've got him on my bench where won't hurt me. I wouldn't advise having him anywhere else right now because the situation is too unpredictable.
If he continues to get knocked around after a few appearances, then we can only assume he won't be 2nd in line for closer much longer.
I think this is absolutely the right approach. First of all, it's not like there are enough save opps. in TB for Miceli to lose the job quickly anyway; and secondly the organization seems moderately committed to him as closer at least for this season unless he does screw it up. Seems to me Orvella was a hot pickup just based on getting called up but I'd put the odds on him closing by the end of the month at 10-to-1 so it's a long-term kind of thing with him.