stevethumb wrote:my guess is ryan franklin but chris perez is lurking at AAA and is pitching very well
Not to seem like a troll, stevethumb, but weren't you the one ranting and raving about Scherzer having no shot to close because
...it has NEVER happened since closers became the be all and end all to MLB games...name one team in the middle of a pennant race that has turned to an unproven rookie who has as limited professional pitching experience as Scherzer...
Can you clarify why Chris Perez seems to be a special case? He has no major league pitching experience, and STL is certainly in the middle of a pennant race right now. I understand he is currently closing in AAA, but he is still an unproven rookie...is he that good?
if you re-read the thread, my problem w/scherzer is he has NO bullpen and limited professional experience...cperez has a ton of bullpen experience..he was the closer at miami and had 27 consecutive saves at AA last year ..therein lies the difference...i stand by my statement that there has never been a closer in the middle of the pennant race w/no bullpen experience and so little professional experience as scherzer
and as i suggested in the latest cards-milwaukee game thread, the cards need help in the 7th and 8th innings too so i'm not naming perez the closer just audition him in the set up role to see IF he is ready