clevername wrote:everyone forgets Batista has closed before.
If all Seattle wants is a closer to work while they get Fields ready he's tailor made for the job.
I agree and high profile college closers have actually been okay in making a successful transition to the majors right away. Prior to last year, Chad Cordero and Huston Street were some of the best closers in the league and they barely pitched at all in the minors. Fields is likely their best option and he's ready in terms of polish, poise, and stuff. One question might be starting his ARB clock this early while they aren't going to compete but this might be a step in the right direction if they do close with Fields.