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Rajin wrote:If he closes all year, he's amazing and on a fantastic team. I'd take him over anyone on that list except River, Gagne, and Foulke. The problem is, Percival is going to get his job back as the closer, and K-rod will be back to the Jamesian relief ace role he's has been in so far.
Rajin wrote:Percival doesn't have a broken arm or anything serious, he's just out for 15 days with inflammation in his elbow. He makes 8 million this year, throws heat, and is a proven closer when healthy (30+ save the past 8 years). You don't have a guy like that in a set-up role without creating serious PR and clubhouse problems. The team doesn't even have any baseball motivation to do that, because they have been using k-rod has a relief ace in important innings and some saves already, which is the best thing for them to do if they want to win.
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