BALCO All-Stars wrote:Saw this on sportsline about Beimel:
Joe Beimel, RP WAS
News: MLB.com reports that Nationals RP Joe Beimel will become the Nationals' closer once he comes off the 15-day DL next week.
Analysis: With this news, Beimel is definitely worth adding in deeper mixed leagues, but don't get too excited, as he does pitch for the awful Nationals and has just three career saves. His pitching numbers in save opportunities are superb though, with a 0.83 ERA in 3 2/3 innings over four games this season, so there's definitely a chance he could help you out.
I agree Beimel will likely close when he comes back but if someone else rings off 3 saves with perfect pitching before he comes off next week I can't see why they would remove that person as closer. Naming a guy on the DL the closer, when he wasn't the closer prior to going on the DL and has virtually no closing experience makes no sense to me at all. Was the original source of this from the Nationals or a reporter speculation? Don't get me wrong, I agree Beimel is the guy to get. Maybe the Nats name him closer simply because he is the one guy in the mix that can't blow it for them (being on the DL and all).