New Zealand Fan wrote:I find this incredibly funny.
All you guys call for the head of Borowski and demand Hawkins gets the closers role.
He gets a chance and blows it (as he did regularly for the Twins) and all of a sudden Farnsworth becomes an option.
Farnsworth at the moment would be a terrible option as a closer.
Hawkins is a great set up guy as he has shown the past 2 seasons.
Borowski, despite currently having a high ERA and WHIP has been as good as automatic since the beginning of last year as a closer. He will remain the Cubs closer and if he gets regular work and save opps. will continue to be be very good doing it.
There is a certain irony in what happened today. The Cubs had given Borowski just 8 save chances despite winning 25 games this season and he had converted all of them.
Today they decide to give out 2 chances and both are blown.
Borowski will remain the closer.
I like the confidence, although IMO it's misplaced. I don't think Dusty has all that much confidence in Joe Bo. Just look at the Cubs/LA game on May 13. Joe Bo flails in the 9th until the bases are loaded with 2 outs. Does Dusty stick with his closer? No, he brings in Hawkins who gets the final out, the save, and protects Joe Bo's ERA. Stuff like May 13 (and just watching him pitch) indicate to me that his job is not all that secure.
BTW, regardless of the Joe Bo excuses/explanations, his ERA is currently over 8 and his whip is over 2.
Bluto: Over? Did you say over? NOTHING is over until WE decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? HELL, NO!
Boon: Forget it, he's rolling.