Anonymous wrote:Who will be a closer next year out of these setup men?
well alot depends on who struggles and what other signings are made but for now:
Hawkins i see closing only if borowski struggles in the first month.. dusty knows borowski isnt a stud and has a short leash on him but he is due the chance to close to start the year after last year
farnsworth is too valuable to dusty in the 7 and 8th innings .. he throws gas but has struggled at times and i dont see dusty handing him the closer role especially with the signing of hawkins
donnelly had an outstanding year and wont close because he has rodriguez waiting for the job in front of him.. if percival gets hurt or is dealt then rodriguez would take over as closer and donnelly would probably set up.. i also dont see donnelly being nearly as good as he was last year
brad lidge and dotel i see both getting quite a few saves.. dotel with be named the primary closer basically due to the fact he is at most times unhittable and he has more grooming then lidge.. i see lidge being a quality closer but in the future. i think hes better off as a setup of dotel
williamson will be closing in boston and i see him doing a fine job .. the only reason he might lose some saves is because they will score so many runs and they wont need to use him as often... plus he is another full year off his surgery so i see him being even better.
romero as of right now i see being the best bet to close in minnesota just because they have noone else.. they lost hawkins and everyday eddy so theres romero .. unless they spend some money and bring in an urbina or a benitez i see romero havin the job until he pitches his way out of it
joe nathan i see being a spot starter middle reliever because he used to be a start and minnesotas starters besides santana arent very reliable for going deep into games and sanatana isnt all the reliable himself.. so hell come out of the pen for 2-3 innings and like i said might spot start..
i hope this helps