Little Lee wrote:Izzy update:
RHP Jason Isringhausen met with manager Joe Maddon on Monday to discuss his lack of opportunities, the St. Petersburg Times reported. Isringhausen said "everything's fine" after Maddon explained his plan to use relievers based on match-ups. Isringhausen did say, "I have to gain his trust a little bit, go out there and get people out on a regular basis." Maddon said it's not a matter of trust but opportunity.
By the all star break the closer job will be his!
I love this from Izzy. I want a guy who wants the damn ball at the end of the game and isn't afraid of messing up. I am really getting tired of Maddon over managing the bullpen. Pick guys and let them pitch regardless of the batter. Howell should be the guy closing because he has been the best, but Maddon and his matchups say no. Maybe if someone like Izzy says something like he did it will make Maddon give him a shot.