NYMetsIn2k4 wrote:Well, Leyland said Zumaya's being called up this weekend. Whats everyones views on him?
Im definitely thinking hell start off getting the 7th/8th inning duties. At first hell prolly just come in whenever they need an inning to see where hes at and once he shows his velocity is back hell be put in an important spot to test his metal and if/when he proves hes healthy, hell takeover as the setup man and once Rodney falters, hell step into the closer role. Hes definitely the tigers closer of the future so i doubt they jerk him around or pile up meaningless innings on his already injury plagued arm. Zumaya was hitting about 95 MPH on Thurs and said he feels 100%... thats definitely a good sign!
I personally dumped Brandon Wood for him since wood is being misused terribly in LA.
What makes everyone think this is going to be Zumaya's year? He's had every chance to take job and can't stay healthy. I'd love to be wrong but IMO he's headed for early retirement.