LBJackal wrote:Hermanson might have been a closer in the minors.... my point is he isn't a MLB closer. There's a difference. He isn't reliable, and the only 2 games that mattered last year he blew big time. You can blame that on being overworked if you want, but he isn't a reliable MLB closer. Benitez would be a HUGE help to you guys. Hermy might be a decent setup man but relying on him for anything other than that will get you guys where you were last year. If that's what you want.... that's cool. But if I was a Giants fan I'd want a real closer and somebody to protect Barry instead of a washed up SS and a closer who has half a season of success followed up by implosion in October. But alas, I'm not a Giants fan. Thank God, the way they're handling the off-season
He went 17 for 20, after making a switch in mid season and he isn’t reliable?
And yes, I can blame it on him being overworked if I want, because he was. Watch some Giants games if you want to start commenting on things like this.
And no, the Giants won’t end up where they were last season if Hermanson returned as closer. He’s the one who actually somewhat saved their season, as they would have fallen like a rock if Herges had remained closer. He came in, and solidified the spot by going 17 for 20.
I’d like a guy like Benitez, but not for $7 million a year. That money could be better spent elsewhere.
And thank god you aren’t a Giants fan. And since I am a Giants fan, I want some quality pen arms. The offense scored runs, and Hermanson was solid as closer. What they need is pen arms, that’s their achilles heel.
And they’re handling the offseason pretty well, I would say. Signed one of the top 4 SS available, who instantly boosts their defense up the middle, something that needed to be done. Oh wait, he’s only marginally better than Cruz, I forgot They’re talking with Benitez’s agent. They’ve made an offer to Finley. They’ve made an offer to Hermanson. They’ve also talked to Dye’s agent, who is the same agent as Benitez’s. So yes, so far, they’re doing everything they can to bring in some quality players to fill holes.
And you say Hermanson imploded (which was due to being overworked), I seem to recall Benitez imploding several times. So that doesn’t really help your argument any, does it?