T-Bone Costanza wrote:How are people treating Oakland closer situation in their drafts? My first draft saw Devine drafted and Ziegler is still out there. This situation doesn't seem to be clear-cut at all, and it hasn't been discussed in the thread for awhile now. Looks like Garen refuses to name a closer so I guess my take is that both have to be owned heading into the season.
I believe Devine is nursing a sore elbow which I believe is the reason for the delay in naming a closer as it would be Devine if healthy. Those adding Ziegler need to understand that his devliery is all that really makes him effective and teams started to get used to him and key off it towards the end of last season. Devine is likely their best arm in the pen when healthy and Casilla (out of options) would likely be next in line though Ziegler might get intial duties over Casilla if Devine is proven unhealthy.