Originally Posted by SunDeck
Not sure if this is meant as a criticism, but if it is I don't know that I see a problem with this for a closer, especially when no one really proved that they could hit it. Nevertheless, I agree he will have to develop the repertoire in order to be effective because (and this I find amazing) major league hitters can learn to hit an exclusive diet of fastballs, even from a guy who has an extraordinary one.
I guess it is criticism to a degree but mainly because I always disagreed with having him in the bullpen. I wanted to see how he could develop and him pumping fastball after fastball wasn't much in the way of development. And I am aware that the organization wasn't as much worried about development as winning ball games last year, so it is kind of my personal opinion.