Re: Bill Bray?
I don't think Bray is a closer, after having seen him several times. He's probably the best player from the trade, and I love his stuff. But, when talking about left handed closers, you have to ask yourself who you want facing Pujols, Cabrera, Lee or any of the other great right handed hitters in the National League with the bases loaded? BJ Ryan, Wagner and Fuentes are all either incredibly deceptive with their delivery, or throw 100 mph. Bray doesn't qualify on either count.
I do believe he can get a lot of right handers out and is much better than a situational lefty. He could be a setup man. Heck, Narron could name him "closer". But, there is a category of these guys known as "elite closers", and I think that is what people mean when they use that term to describe a pitcher. I think that definition is stretching the truth with Bill Bray, but I am glad we have him and believe he will do an excellent job for us moving forward.