Tazawa named closer

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    Never understood why you dont Draft a Closer. You acquire one. Everything in Baseball is Specialized nowadays. College no exception.

    I think Tazawa is going to be a heck of a Closer though.

     
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    Never understood why you dont Draft a Closer. You acquire one. Everything in Baseball is Specialized nowadays. College no exception.

    I think Tazawa is going to be a heck of a Closer though.




    Because some very good closers were once starters like Papelbon. Sometimes you donr know you drafted a future closer. Taz could turn out to be another one.

     
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    Never understood why you dont Draft a Closer. You acquire one. Everything in Baseball is Specialized nowadays. College no exception.

    I think Tazawa is going to be a heck of a Closer though.

     




    Because some very good closers were once starters like Papelbon. Sometimes you donr know you drafted a future closer. Taz could turn out to be another one.

     




    Mariano Rivera was also a failed starter.

     
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    Never understood why you dont Draft a Closer. You acquire one. Everything in Baseball is Specialized nowadays. College no exception.

    I think Tazawa is going to be a heck of a Closer though.

     




    Because some very good closers were once starters like Papelbon. Sometimes you donr know you drafted a future closer. Taz could turn out to be another one.

     

     




    Mariano Rivera was also a failed starter.

     




    Most are

     
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    Softlaw, I think your criticism of Farrell is ill-founded.  Rare is the MLB manager who has a qualified closer and doesn't announce him as such.  I'm not all that devoted to the idea of the closer, but it is a fact that the Sox have not been good at closing this year with 9 saves in 15 possible saves.  And you better believe Tazawa and almost anyone else would want to be announced as the closer.  It was even a big deal when Hanrahan came back and Farrell said Bailey would remain as the closer.  With the good closers, there is in fact a psychological element in knowing they are in fact the closer for a given team. 



    Maybe softy wants John to announce a "closer by committee".

     
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    Softlaw, I think your criticism of Farrell is ill-founded.  Rare is the MLB manager who has a qualified closer and doesn't announce him as such.  I'm not all that devoted to the idea of the closer, but it is a fact that the Sox have not been good at closing this year with 9 saves in 15 possible saves.  And you better believe Tazawa and almost anyone else would want to be announced as the closer.  It was even a big deal when Hanrahan came back and Farrell said Bailey would remain as the closer.  With the good closers, there is in fact a psychological element in knowing they are in fact the closer for a given team. 

     



    Maybe softy wants John to announce a "closer by committee".

     




    yeah, cause that worked so well last time...but, it would make sense for the soft one and his team philosophies.

     
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     With the way the Red Sox pen is being used, Manager John had better learn to use them all without this "he's coming in here and he's not coming in here and................".

    The only relief pitcher on the "high side" of IP so far is Uehara. He pitched 65 innings back in 2011, but is 38 years old now. He's on pace for about 65 IP this year, so far.

    Others are on pace for...

    Mortensen  84 (can handle the long man role, since he was a starter before)

    Tazawa  70 

    Uehara  65

    Bailey    60 (with injuries, who knows)

    Wilson  58

    Miller    43

    Hanrahan 37 (with injuries and performance, who knows)

    Breslow  ??

    Bard  ??

    Doubront to the pen ???

    Webster, Wright, others ???

     

     
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    Re: Tazawa named closer

    In response to softlaw2's comment:

    Since a "closer" can't close many times, who cares about the players' agent creation of "closer".



    This is like when you said batting order didn't matter and wanted Jason Bay to lead off.

     

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