For all you holds guys. Is this report right? Boston homers?
Manager Terry Francona indicated Friday that Manny Delcarmen is slated to the Red Sox's right-handed, eighth-inning setup man.
He'll split primary setup duties with left-hander Hideki Okajima, but the team has previously indicated that Delcarmen would be first in line for saves if Jonathan Papelbon suffers an injury. "That's where we want him," Francona said. "I think he's deserving and I think it's time to show us that because we’re wanting him to show us."
Is he the primary holds guy for the Sox's this year? If so shouldn't he be owned in all
I think its more of a case that if he can keep it together and get ahead of hitters on a consistent basis, then yes, he should be next in line if Papelbpn needs a rest (let's not say the "i" word here, folks...). He's a strike out pitcher and the only thing he's really lacked prior to this year is confidence in throwing a first pitch strike. Francona loves him, he's young and has a ton of potential. He could probably close right now for several teams. Okajima is more of a 7th/8th inning guy and really doesn't have any business being a stop-gap closer. If MDC can stay focused, I think he's in for a big year which is key for the Sox because the way our starters are going down right now, we're going to need a strong bullpen.