Ender wrote:Nice post Whalewang and I agree in general. My one disagreement is with Hanrahan and it is largely based on the fact that he has a really good chance to be traded at some point and he isn't so elite that it can't end up being as a setup guy. So while I would call him rock solid for the first half his full season prospects of staying closer are just solid for me.
That's a good point. I'd throw Marmol and Street (NL only) into the same boat as Hanrahan as I can see all three of those guys getting traded before the deadline based on how well their teams are doing. There are other reasons of why to downgrade Marmol (i.e. major control issues, declining strikeouts, briefly lost the closer role last year) but he really doesn't have any competition for the closer role.