I can see your point....in fact Ryan was given a chance to close toward the end of the season and he struggled a bit. I don't think there is any doubt that both Julio and Ryan have closer stuff, however, the correct mental makeup for the job seems to be something some guy have and others don't.....I personally think that Ryan can handle the job....he made huge stride last season when he was given the responsibility of being the "setup man" facing both right and left handed batters. I think Ryan proved that he can handle guys on both sides of the plate (although he is still better against lefties), whether he can handle the 9th inning is yet to be seen.
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I totally agree with assessment. I would also add that it appeared that Ryan wore down near the end of the season. I still wonder how committed teams are to having a lefty for a closer.