Maris09 wrote:buffalobillsrul2002 wrote: In fact I wouldn't pick up Madson. Remember, Romero will be back in 3 weeks, so if Lidge can hold out for a few weeks without going on the DL (I'd bet on him to be able to do this; he hasn't been DL'ed yet and there's no DL trip sounding imminent), Romero would probably become the closer
Don't agree with that at all. It would be Madson IMO.
Why not? Last year Romero was the 8th inning guy. Madson wasn't. And Romero won 2 World Series games. The only thing really going against Romero is that he's left-handed. It doesn't seem that Philly's said too much about Romero this year since he's been suspended, but he would at least be in play for the closer position if Lidge breaks down over the summer. That's enough for me not to be picking up Madson at this point, unless I have roster room to stash a possible extra closer and all other current closers, as well as the top 15-20 setup men are gone.