Red Sox
Barring a trade -- and assuming the Sox stick with their plan to move Jonathan Papelbon (pictured) into the rotation -- there are many pitchers vying to be Papelbon's successor in the closer's role. In the frames that follow, we've got the candidates (in alphabetical order), their credentials, and some key quotes from pitching coach John Farrell. At the end, we ask you to vote for your pick at closer ...
Closer call
Barring a trade -- and assuming the Sox stick with their plan to move Jonathan Papelbon (pictured) into the rotation -- there are many pitchers vying to be Papelbon's successor in the closer's role. In the frames that follow, we've got the candidates (in alphabetical order), their credentials, and some key quotes from pitching coach John Farrell. At the end, we ask you to vote for your pick at closer ...
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