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Next in line as closer for the Jays

Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2015 6:14 am
by Exposfan66
Who should I pick up:

Roberto Osuna or Miguel Castro?

Thanks!

Re: Next in line as closer for the Jays

Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2015 8:06 am
by TheHoffmeister
I don't know how much this will help, but here are my thoughts:

The Jays are probably going to stick with Cecil as the closer for a bit. You can't just give up on a guy because of a single crap outing, especially a RP (See also: Ken Giles, Phillies).

That said, Gibbons said a couple days ago that Osuna was more of a multiple innings-type guy and Castro was more of a short guy, but that he would use either at any time without hesitation...how's that for non-committal?

I watched the game last night and while Castro got the call first, Osuna got the high-leverage situation (1 out, bases loaded, A-Rod at the plate). I'm inclined to agree with Grey that Osuna has the better "stuff". But I think in the near-term, both their values revolve around 7th & 8th inning work, high K/9, and HLDs. Loup's setup job is more in danger that Cecil's at this point, in my opinion.

I don't think you can go wrong rostering either of them at this point for ratio help and Ks.

Re: Next in line as closer for the Jays

Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2015 9:08 am
by Grey
Castro, likely

Re: Next in line as closer for the Jays

Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2015 5:11 pm
by rightwingjedi
Castro. Passes the eye test by a mile and Gibbons has a man crush on him

Re: Next in line as closer for the Jays

Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2015 6:10 pm
by pythons007
WTF!!! I grabbed Osuna!!!! AAAAAHHHHH!!!