he is the closer going into the season, but only becuase they want the lefthanded marte in a setup role(which i dont understand)
koch had a couple of great years(2002: 44 saves and 11 wins
but the general consensus around baseball is that his fastball doesnt move enough, which is why he often gets pounded. i wouldnt take him this year. you have to think they will come to their senses eventually and plug marte in.