joeb5132002 wrote:Nathan is a good option early, but if Neftali Feliz can't cut in the rotation than he becomes the closer with Nathan moving to a setup role.
Feliz will start on the 10th. Nathan is the closer. Adams is the setup.
Fenris-77 wrote:Nathan hasn't looked good...
When? He looked ok in the second half last year.
And don't pay attention to spring training.
Spring training 2010: 10.0 IP; 7,20 ERA
Regular Season 2010: 55.1 IP; 2.28 ERA
Spring training 2011: 10.1 IP; 6,97 ERA
Regular Season 2011: 62.0 IP; 2.47 ERA
Spring training 2012: 5.2 IP; 7,94 ERA
Regular Season 2012: 2.0 IP; 0,00 ERA
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Right now Balfour and Nathan have no competition, and should be just fine. Nathan should have 35+ saves, while Balfour projects around 30 saves.
Betancourt pitched well the last 3 seasons and has done nothing to lose the job. 35+ saves
Motte is clearly the closer in STL and pitching well, but I expect less than 35 saves.
Perez had an ERA of 2.65 on Sep 4, than he had 2 bad games. No need to worry. Around 30 saves.
Marshall is good but do not trust Dusty, so thats a concern. # of Saves could be anything between 0 and 40.
Broxton is not good and do not trust Broxton. Only if everyone else is off the wire except Myers.