clarkw267 wrote:the thing is all of them have been bad and Izzy has only pitched 2 innings.
Howell has not been bad but doesn't have the experience Wheeler and Izzy have.
He's also their lefty specialist so at best he could be part of a committee but he will never be the Ray's sole closer.
Balfour only has one real pitch and has found no success with it.
Wheeler is slightly better and was succesful in the role for a bit last year but has a bad career as a closer in Houston and hasn't been good so far this year.
Earlier in the year Percival said he was fine letting Isringhausen get some saves to reach number 300, and hopes he can do it. The fact the Rays pursued and signed Izzy means they had something in mind more than just a reliever. You don't spend money on an old player to keep them in the minors rehabbing for a bit to just be a middle reliever. My guess is that he gets the job.