thehat wrote:asumikey222 wrote:I doubt Hermanson will be the closer; if things keep falling apart it'll be just a pure closer-by-committee, in which case they're all worthless in all but deep leagues.
Had it not been for how impressive Hermanson was in this role last year for SF, I would agree. But in this case, I'll hope you're wrong. I really like Hermanson in this role, and will hope Ozzie does as well...although I do see a committee of sorts for now with Takatsu still in the lead, just not for long.
The trick delivery is not working anymoe. Ozzie already lost his patience and we are 8 games into the season. This sort of thing gets in your head especially with a weak tosser like Takatsu.
Agreed on Hermanson. Marte demonstrated many times that he is not suited to be the closer. Hermanson proved he could close and he's bailed out the 'closer' two times in 3 days now.