Couldn't agree more. You have a responsibility to the other 25 guys to win the game, not coddle the ego of some annointed "closer".I hate that it’s somehow baseball taboo to let a guy work through something in some low leverage situations
using Jansen just now clearly put the game and a great outing by sale at risk
The ridiculous competitiveness of the AL east also makes it harder to take the long view and let guys worth thru stuff in key spotsCouldn't agree more. You have a responsibility to the other 25 guys to win the game, not coddle the ego of some annointed "closer".
Call me crazy, but I think it should be a meritocracy. The person best-suited to get the job done should do it. I know, I'm nutty that way.There was no way in hell that Jansen wasn’t going to close tonight. As long as he’s active, he’s getting the save opportunities. It’s valid not to like it but that’s his job and I imagine it’ll take quite a bit for him to lose it.
Like three other closers were tried out before Koji.When was the last time a closer was demoted on this team? Bailey for Uehara in 2013?