Posted on: May 8, 2008 12:04 pm
Who would have thought that this year would be the year for blowing saves. I cannot remember a season quite like this one. From J.J. Putz in Seattle, to Corpas in Colorado, to Papelbon in Boston, there have been quite a number of blown saves. Where have the real closer gone. It use to be an art form and now it is more a liability for most teams. Hopefully as the season wears on someone will step up and show that art form of closing a game out when needed. I have noted that closers tend to not get much work in when there is no save on the line. Many closers go 3-4 days without working a game which I think is the problem. They should at least get in a game every other day to keep sharp. Good luck closers.