Montana168 wrote:i dont really see why gonzo deserves to be on the hot seat. the braves just haven't been giving him save opportunities and the other day where he gave up 2 runs can be excused because 1. the game was already out of reach and 2. it was the first time he was pitching in 6 days. you simply cannot let your closer not pitch in a live game-situation for that long because he can't stay in a rhythm. if anything, i would blame that situation on bobby cox, not gonzo. however, with those excuses aside...he will be on a short leash if rafael soriano continues to pitch as well as he is pitching...but for now gonzo is the closer with soriano really the only threat for saves.
I don't buy that, he's had more then one bad outing this year. None have been meltdowns, but 3 out of 5 is cause for concern.
I agree its early, but If Hanarahan is on the hot seat, then gonzo should be also, he's doing almost as bad. He's only had one save op, but he has to do something with his next few ops. With Soriano available why would they wait longer then that? This isn't KRod we're talking about here.