metsfan12 wrote: mweir145 wrote:
Yeah but Accardo was out injured and last time he was really health he was closing and doing a good job of it.
That was over 1.5 years ago. He hasn't proven himself to be the same pitcher yet.
We won't know who it will be, or even if it won't be Ryan, until the season starts most likely.
If you say so, but I think I have a pretty good read on this one. Cito used Downs several times for saves last year when BJ couldn't go (5 saves in total), and I expect him to go with his most dependable reliever just like he did last year. Pick up who you want, but I'll stick with Downs for now.
You can think you have some sort of good read on it all you want but you should atleast get some good info
. Of those 5 saves he had last year they were all early in the year and only 2 of them were full inning saves. One of those 2 was in the 10th inning after BJ Ryan had pitched the 9th. So he had one time he was actually used as the closer and got the save. The 3 partial inning saves just show what he really is, a very good lefty specialist. My point was that what Cito did last year doesn't prove anything because Accardo was not available. I guess you felt the need to repeat that Downs was used in the 8th last year again for some reason though. So you have some proof that Downs MIGHT be the guy when Accardo isn't available. Great read.
I'm basically a walking encyclopedia of Jays information and most people know that here, but fine, here's some "good info:"
http://sports.theglobeandmail.com/servl ... ys-ryan-27
Gaston suggested he expects Ryan would let him know if he doesn't feel he can answer the bell as the Jays closer by the time the regular season begins in a little over a week.
The manager said he would have left-hander Scott Downs slide into Ryan's spot should that eventuality arise.
Do you still want to challenge my read on the situation?