On Finishing the Game

April 29, 2009

With the recent failures of the team’s closer, Joel Hanrahan, the Nationals have decided to go with the notorious closer-by-committee. According to Manny Acta, “Probably most of the duties will be handled by Wells and Tavarez up until Beimel comes back, and then we’ll put him in the mix. Depending on how things go this week, he might end up being the guy.” Of course for fantasy baseball players, this is a disaster. No one player to get the saves means none of those guys are that valuable. But for sabermetrician types, and for baseball in general, this could be a big deal. Especially if Manny decides to simply never name a closer. Read the rest of this entry »