Greenie40 wrote:Ya think dropping Rodney for Carmona now rather than waiting and risking someone else pouncing is a good idea? Rodney has been scaring me lately anyway.
TeamMikeDeveraux wrote:would you guys drop F. Rodney for Carmona in a holds league??
I did the same thing after reading the Bullpen Report
If [Wickman's] shiny “proven closer” tag can blind a contender from seeing that he’s not worth much, the Indians would be wise to trade him. They could then give Carmona a shot at closing to see what he can do. In 20 1/3 innings since moving to the bullpen this season, the 22-year-old has a 1.33 ERA with 20 strikeouts and seven walks.
Rodney has been awful lately and only has 2 holds in the last month. Meanwhile, Carmona is among the league leaders in holds over that period with all 7 of his this season coming in the past month. He's been pitching the 8th lately, too, for Cleveland.
Edited to add that I also have Wickman as one of my 3 closers, so I'm taking a flyer on Carmona, also, being the replacement should CLE trade or demote Wickman.