Re: Fangraphs Q&A with Hanigan
Originally Posted by traderumor
So you think RZ influenced the move? I attended a game where he gave up a 3 run homer to Angel Pagan in the 9th that lost the game, so it wasn't just seeing eye singles. He faced the bottom of the order that day with a two run lead and two men promptly got on base before Pagan's blast. Now, all closers give up dingers, but when you have Chapman setting up a guy who is struggling to finish things off, does it really make sense to criticize an early move to a better option?
Can't dispute anything you just said.
I prefer Chapman over Marshall as the Closer. Heck, I prefer Broxton over Marshall.
But I do think he'd do a more than adequate job if Broxton went down. I would hope the braintrust would resist shuffling Chapman back to the pen if that happened.
"Opening Day.... Pfffft! We get all excited, thinking they're gonna have some kinda great year....Same thing over and over. Disappointment. What time do you want me to come over?" - My Dad. Opening Day 2012.