pappymojo wrote:In my mind, it's a no-brainer to put Fuentes back in the closer position when he's healthy. Fuentes has been a very good closer for three years now. Fighting for a playoff spot, the team needs someone that they know can do the job. Corpas is very good and he'll probably be their closer next year, but Fuentes is their safest bet.
Wow that is interesting. One guy has been lights out and has 8 straight saves since taking over. The other guy is coming off an injury and before the injury stank it up blowing 4 straight saves for losses and had another bad appearance right after. So you are saying the guy that turned 4 wins into 4 losses and is coming off an injury is the no-brainer safe bet over the guy that has closed dominantly for about a month? Are you delusional or just a Fuentes owning homer?
Below is some unbiased (as he probably doesnt care who closes) rotoworld guys take on the situation and he seems to think its not 'delusional' that Fuentes get another shot. I would tend to agree. You dont just get rid of a guy that has been a pretty darn good closer for you over the years (thats years not month like Corpas). Plus just this week Hurdle and Corpas where both saying Corpas is just keeping the spot warm for Fuentes...think it was on MLB.com
Closer: Manny Corpas (Shaky)
Key setup men: Brian Fuentes (DL), LaTroy Hawkins, Jorge Julio, Jeremy Affeldt
Corpas threw 3 1/3 more scoreless innings this week to pick up a set of saves. He's done an excellent job since taking over as closer, and Fuentes is going to have to show he's all the way back to retake the ninth. Fuentes is again throwing bullpen sessions and should be back in two weeks, but it's unlikely he'll get his old job back before September. Since the Rockies would prefer Fuentes enter next season as the closer, expect them to give him another shot before the year is out.