Originally Posted by reds44
He's never done it before. Some people just can't close games. Look at what happend to LaTroy Hawkins when he tried to, or Coffey.
I don't know that I'd say Coffey "can't close games." He wasn't really given much of a chance. They threw him out there a couple of times. I remember one of them distinctly as a case of being BABIP unlucky as the other team came back with a few forty two hoppers through the infield. Just one of the many cases where you see the Reds panic with young guys. They'll keep on throwing Ryan Franklin out there in key situations, yet remove Coffey from a legit shot at closer because he didn't have immediate success. Poor developers of talent.