Havok1517 wrote:SteveJeltzPhanClub wrote:deerayfan072 wrote:The Rays brought Izzy in. He has to make the team and be healthy, but if he does and Percy gets injured they could go to him. I wouldn't draft him, but keep an eye on the situation
I'll be monitoring this closely. Izzy isn't that far removed from being a very solid closer- if (and I understand that is a big if) he can rebound from his injuries, he could very well be the guy in TB.
Just curious why he wouldn't pick a team like the Mariners where he might be the closer right away if healthy.
He said in the paper that he had a couple options, but wanted to come to Tampa because it gave him the best opportunity to get 7 more saves and get to 300. He also said that Percy convinced him to come and told him he would make sure he got his 7 saves and got to 300. He claims to be healthy. I haven't seen or heard about his throwing yet, but he claims to be healthy and ready. If it is true that Percy wanted him here I am doubting a little if Percy feels Percy is entirely healthy.