I don't see why he wouldn't be the closer...... ever since Dotel was traded he's only blown 2 saves. And the man has 140 K's! Most starters don't have 140 K's! He gets 2.5 K's for every hit he gives up! The only other guy above 2 that I could find is K-Rod. You'd seriously have to think about him being one of the top closers going into next season. Gagne is obviously there too, and K-Rod of course, but between those 3 I don't know if I'd have a preference.
So YES! Lidge will probably be the closer next season.
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