West Coast Fan wrote:
same question as earlier...
Should I bench Valverde or drop him? Will he regain the closer role or is he toast?
I don't think he's toast. Service's call up isn't a diss on Valverde. It's Brenly publicly acknowldging that his bullpen seems incapable of bringing a lead into the 9th inning to necessitate a closer.
I don't think Valverde is toast, but who knows whats gonna happen? Mantei is rehabbing and you've got to think that once he gets the green light health-wise he's gonna get the job from Service, unless Service is light's out, (yeah right). If Mantei sucks (again) we'll be right back at the beginning point of this merry-go-round with Brenly looking over at Valverde.
Bluto: Over? Did you say over? NOTHING is over until WE decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? HELL, NO!
Boon: Forget it, he's rolling.