j24jags wrote:kab21 wrote:j24jags wrote:If Bell is traded at (or before) the deadline who would step in, Adams or Gregerson?
The pecking order is clearly established. Adams has been there longer and as far as I know always pitches the 8th while Gregerson pitches the 7th. He is almost for sure the guy unless injured.
I realize that in the current pecking order, Adams has the 8th inning for now, but he is turning 33 this summer. Gregerson just turned 27. There's a chance that if they deal Bell they may want a more long-term solution and turn to Gregerson (more likely scenario if they are out of contention IMO).
Just my .02
If anything it's the opposite because of age. They want to establish Adams as a dominant closer so they can trade him the following summer and keep Gregerson's arb costs down.