I haven't read anything that suggests the Cardinals are preparing for any scenario in which Izzy doesn't begin the season as closer. Reports say he feels good and is throwing regularly. He struggled with his control in his first couple sessions, but I heard he's happy with where he's at at this point. If you have a good group of starters and aren't counting on Maine to be a big contributor, go for it.
"How's the smut business, Jackie?"