Skin Blues wrote:
Quackman wrote:Valverde will be the closer. Might take a month though. No way they sign him without the intent that he becomes the closer.
It's a minor league deal. No commitment. If he still stinks (and I think most people fully expect this to be the case) he'll simply either stay in the minors all year or opt out of his contract and become a FA again.
i know what it is. Intent from the Tigers is pretty clear though. It has to be a minor league deal simply because hes had no spring training. No way Tigers do this if they do not intend for him to be closer, especially right after having closer troubles. Anything can happen though,,,maybe he doesnt get back into pitching shape or gets injured or who whatever. If he gets into shape,,he'l be closing. Even with late in the season troubles,,he has had too many saves over the last couple years to ignore.