Originally Posted by reds44
Unless Cordero struggles MIGHTLY (even more than last year), you're not going to see anybody but him close games, no matter what hand the batters hit with. That's just not the way Dusty does thing. Rhodes was one of the best LHRP in baseball last year, and he never got a chance to close a game.
One way or another, Cordero is gone after this year. I voted Chapman, but it would be very Dusty of Dusty to give Masset the job. If Chapman is going to stay in the pen after this year, he needs to be closing.
I also see no logical reason why it would be Arredondo unless Chapman is moved into the rotation and Masset's arm falls off.
I have to disagree. I think Cordero's leash is very short this year. One year left on the contract plus the way he was treated last year makes me think that they have little confidence in him for 2011.