moseby wrote:Can anyone with knowledge of the STL situation speculate on Franklin's viability as a closer? If he couldn't get a crack at it today despite Motte looking bad, Perez being sent down, and despite getting 17 SVs last season... does TLR just not have faith in him as a closer?
Pregame on the radio Tuesday night La Russa said that he would likely go to Franklin in a save situaiton. He did mention that Motte threw like 29 pitches in the blown save on Monday.
I get the feel that ideally Motte is the closer here. However knowing Tony, no one is always gonna get that save chance. He loves his odds & matchups. Perez is still rehabbing. I think the idea of Motte & Franklin (& Reyes when there's lefties there) both seeing time is likely. In short.... its clear as mud.