Hbj79 wrote:This guy is a great pitcher. I want to known if there is any chance of him being the closer next year. I'm sure Mesa won't be back. I know that Torres is next in-line to close but what is hi contract situation for next year?
Mesa is really happy in Pittsburgh and I think there's a great chance the Pirates can resign him for very reasonable money. Mesa will not command anything on the FA market, and in fact may not even get an offer. With limited options, I'd bet he's back in Pittsburgh for maybe $1.5 million.
Definitely impressed with what Gonzalez has done. If he can maintain good control (a problem in the past) he's a nice setup guy. Don't see him as a closer, by ya never know.