Skin Blues wrote:Any thoughts on Frank Francisco returning to the closer role? Parnell has been fantastic but they have a strange infatuation with Frankie.
Skin Blues wrote:I agree to an extent, but they still only gave Parnell save opps when Francisco was on the DL last season. Even when Francisco was partially injured they'd demote Parnell and keep throwing Frankie and his 5.77 ERA/1.61 WHIP out there for saves, despite Parnell having a pretty great year, finishing with a 2.5 ERA. Are we sure they won't do that again? Have they said anything?
I believe it'll be Parnell unless/until he gives them a reason to take it from him. They've wanted it to be him for sometime now, since the exit of K-Rod. And up until portions of last season, the only reason it hasn't been him was because any time he was given the opportunity, he'd pitch terribly. It appears he's finally come into his own and has been downright excellent this year. I can see him sticking there all year and into the future, the way he's pitched.