Originally Posted by TSJ55
More "big time closers". Hell, even "closer" in general. Just because you're used in the closing role doesn't make you a closer. You have to do the job. Speaking of folding like a cheap suit, H. Bell signed a big contract as a "closer" last year didn't he? Why didn't that work out? He's done it before and all you have to do is be a decent pitcher.
Heath Bell didn't work out because he wasn't a decent pitcher last year. His control took a turn for the worst and he paid the price for walking a ton of guys.
I still don't get what you mean when you say big time closers, or even closer. What defines them, in stats? X% of saves converted? XYZ ERA as a "saves" pitcher? What makes someone fit your definition of either of those things?