neoforce wrote:I've been betting on Hoffman to break down the last two years by getting Bell. In an NL only auction that just completed I picked up Villanueva for $2.
How certain are we that Villanueva is next in line?
The only thing certain in life are death/taxes and the turnover at the closer position.
No one knows who will be behind Hoffman. Havok, the owner of the most magnificent first post of this thread has Villanueva as #2 in the pen. I found a closer reference that agrees with him, and another swearing it would be McClung or Riske.
But based on my limited understanding of the Brewers Pen, I agree with Havok on this one. Villanueva has the most potential of the bunch, is good enough to start, but too valuable in the bullpen, is only 25. With all the problems the Brew Crew had closing last year, I can see them turning to him.
In a deep league like my NL only, you have to picks someone and gamble on him. I like Villanueva for that gamble, but there are never certainties.