Thursday, December 14, 2006

We have a closer!

So, the Sox signed Matsuzaka. Sweet.

We have a freakin' awesome looking rotation now and an awesome line up. Now everyone's talking about the bullpen and how we need to get a closer in here.

Has everyone forgotten that we have the best closer in the game on our team already. Big Papelbon damnit.

I know the kid wants to start, but I say that it is too important a role to give to an overpriced mediocre free agent (all that's left). Also, I don't want to trade any of our position players (Youk or Coco), for an iffy closer. It won't matter how good our rotation is if, they all get no decisions because of the closer giving it up.

They should sign Clemens for the one year and move Pap back to where he belongs. Theo should be singing in his ear on a nightly basis, 'you're the next Mariano Rivera, you're the best closer in the game, you're going to get into the hall because you'll be the most feared closer...ever'.

-JS

1 comment:

Adawg said...

JS -- nice post. Glad to see people getting back into the swing of things (just two more months until pitchers and catchers report to camp).

Here's an interesting twist/thought that I brought up at work today. What if the Sox started Wake as the closer for the first half of the season and then used Big Papelbon for the second half. This would accomplish a few things:

1) less wear and tear on Big P
2) you get to see how good Big P really is as a starter
3) if Wake is lights out, no need to make the switch
4) If Big P does become the closer for the 2nd half of the season, Wake could move into the long relief/spot starter role

Either way, we absolutely should go hard after Rocket. Rumor has it that the Sox have put the best offer on the table.