jdsun1 wrote:Unfortunately for Pena he is needed as a setup man and if anything Qualls will get the save opps. However I think Lyon gets another shot or two at the job.
Not sure how you can really say that with any confidence.
Pena's always been the guy to take over as closer, and one appearance by Qualls a day after Pena threw a lot of pitches, doesn't really mean much. Who knows, Qualls could end up being the guy, but it's incorrect to say that if anything Qualls will get the save opps.
Anyway, I doubt they would take Lyon out of the closer role and move him all the way down to middle relief. He did a great job as the set up man last year, and I would say they'd put him back there, moving Pena up as the closer.