deerayfan072 wrote:The Loveable Losers wrote:DRays/Cubs
OAK + TEX
1B: D. Lee
SS: Upton...take advantage of the position eligibility
OF: D. Young
Util: I have no idea...maybe Murton? Floyd? Gomes? Not pretty...
We're punting saves...it's just not pretty there.
I wouldn't use Kerry Wood, he is going to be a good closer for the cubs
I don't think Wood's arm will hold up to 3 days in a row like closers need to do on occasion. I'd prefer to see him used in a unique way for modern pitchers...2-3 innings every 3 days or so. I think he could be highly effective in that role, could log about 50 appearances and get about 100-150 innings in those games giving the Cubs some high quality middle relief innings. Heck, you could even 'close' with him on those days bringing him in for some 3 inning saves. But as a traditional closer? That scares me.