duckbillgates wrote:So if you're speculating on the events of the past day or two:
• Has Zeigler officially fallen down the depth chart, as evidenced by his 7th inning entrance?
• Is Izzy the guy to add in the Tampa Bay situation, as evidenced by his warm-up in the first save sitation?
Ziegler had a clean inning. Everyone else gave up a run or more.
And Bailey seems like a two inning releiver.
Id say Izzy
IMO Ziegler is clearly not the closer (at least at the moment). Bailey would have only been in for 1IP and been in line to pitch the 9th if Springer had actually done his job (three base runners allowed without getting an out in the 8th). Plus, even though Bailey gave up a few hits in 2IP, he looked pretty dominant (4Ks). It looks like Bailey is the closer right now. Ziegler in the 7th = Ziegler not the closer.
Everything I've seen/read about the TB situation says the same thing...closer by committee right now with the desire to have Izzy close once they feel he's ready.