On the way home from work today, I was listening to KNBR -- local sports radio show. One of the hosts (might have been Tolbert) seemed to think that Jeremy Accardo would get a chance to close soon. I actually think he might be onto something. Herges, Fassero, and Brower are clearly not the answer. Accardo was the closer for the Giants' AA team and apparently did well. He had a brief appearance in the 8th inning yesterday and closed the inning out without any drama.
He's definitely somebody to keep an eye on and if he continues to perform well in late inning situations, I would be tempted to take a flier on him.
This is a blurb on him from an obscure IL paper: (http://www.pantagraph.com/stories/05050 ... 5031.shtml
Accardo perfect in Giants debut
Pantagraph staffwith AP reports
PHONENIX -- Former Illinois State player Jeremy Accardo made his major league debut Wednesday for San Francisco, pitching a perfect inning and registering his first strikeout in the Giants' 6-2 loss to Arizona.
Accardo, 23, entered the game with the four-run deficit in the bottom of the eighth inning at Bank One Ballpark. He threw 16 pitches, 10 of them for strikes, including a strikeout of the Diamondbacks' Quentin McCracken for the second out. He also retired Chad Tracy and Chris Snyder on fly balls.
On Monday, San Francisco recalled Accardo from Class AA Norwich, where the former Redbirds shortstop had posted a 1-0 record with four saves and a 0.93 ERA in eight appearances. He led the Giants' farm system with 28 saves last season.