Originally Posted by 757690
That's not even close to what I said.
If Chapman isn't the closer, then Marshall is. Marshall is facing difference hitters in different situations than he did last season. That means Arredondo is probably in Marshall's role, also facing different hitters in different situations. LeCure is probably now in Arredondo's role, and Ondrusek in LeCure's and Simon's in Ondrusek's, etc.
They aren't facing the same hitters in the same situation, so we don't know how they will do. I'm not saying they will do worse, or better, just that we can't assume that they will produce the same numbers in their new roles.
Throughout the course of the season, they are all going to face their fair share of 1-9 hitters. So it is very easy to suggest they will perform the same in a different role, assuming their role is still in the bullpen.