Jorge Julio is not the "worst closer in baseball". We have to keep things in perspective here. Jose Mesa is the worst closer in baseball. He was signed by Pittsburgh just in case they ever got any ideas about, y'know, winning games. Mesa's good like that. When he takes the mound, all vestiges of victory slip away, quietly and slowly... like an old man easing into a warm bath... *shudder*
One notable off of my list is Nen, I have not ranked him yet, I want to be sure that he is going to see some action this year before I do. Another one is Urbina, but He needs to find a job first.
I like this list as well.
Especially the comments on Nen and Urbina. I'm leary of Nen regardless if he is handed the closer job for sure. Too many risks involved with his injury last year and how he has recouped since then.
And will someone offer Urbina a multi-year contract laden with incentives? He proved last year that he can be a top tier closer if given the right opportunity. Too much of a waste of talent to be stuck in the bullpen and labeled a setup man for years to come.
Detroit had 46 save opps last season. 20% of those usually do not go to the closer (In general, not just for Detroit). So 80% of 46 is ~37 save opps for Detroit closers. That's assuming one guy has the role for the whole season. If he's flawless, and doesn't blow a single save, he'd get 37 saves. I don't see any Detroit closer topping 20 saves. Last year the entire team combined for 27 saves.
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