The Loveable Losers wrote:jonesbros wrote:Just read this on the game recap:
Then Jorge Julio, who has replaced Jose Valverde as Arizona's closer, gave up a leadoff single to Randy Winn in the ninth. But Julio struck out Vizquel and got Durham to fly out to center field, bringing Bonds to the plate.
I think that's all the answer I need. I'm dumping him and likely going for Josh Johnson.
Keep in mind though that those game recaps aren't always written by people privy to the situation of the team. It could mean as little as the person writing it saw Julio close and assumed he was now the permanent closer. I'd hold off on dropping Valverde until DBacks management actually says something.
you sir are 100 % correct. also probably just poor wording as well on the writer's part.