I heard Adams was the closer
I think he has the job until somebody takes it form him. Bottalico isn't exactly "good" as they say, so I don't think he'll have it any time soon. But there is uncertainty with Adams. However that's also the reason that a team's closer who had a pretty good year is still available in the 19th round to begin with.
And Pettitte... I'll go look for the article, but it said he'd be out the first month. Here it is (from Newsday.com):
a source insists that Andy Pettitte's elbow won't be ready until at least a month into the season. Pettitte's time together with Clemens may be short indeed.
As for who the source is, I don't know. But it's enough to make me worried about him, especially considering he's a mediocre lefty pitcher whose home park has a left field wall that half the kids in Williamsport could knock 30 HR's over.
For what it is worth, Rotoworld had this to say about the Bottalico signing:
Brewers signed RHP Ricky Bottalico, who had been with the Mets, to a one-year, $800,000 contract.
He can made an additional $475,000 in performance bonuses. At the moment, Bottalico has to be considered the favorite to close for Milwaukee, though he won't simply be handed the job. Mike Adams is currently the top candidate to compete with him. Another quality veteran could be brought in.
Bottalico does blow and everyone except theBrewers seem to know it. Still, that closer situation looks like it is completely up in the air right now.