Re: Closers are...
I think they are made. Some guys are born with the talent, but others (Shaw, Brantley) were able to be made into one.
And they can be unmade as well (Wohlers, Graves). I really think the physical talent is more important than the mental part. If a guy has the talent, it's easy to get the attitude/confidence. If he doesn't have the talent (Franklin), all the attitude in the world isn't going to nail down the save.
Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2012 AND 2013!
Nov. 13, 2007: One of the greatest days in Reds history: John Allen gets the boot!