Just a quick link to today's podcast, during which, among other topics, I state my case to Peter Abraham and Daigo Fujiwara that if Alfredo Aceves is going to be the closer, Bobby Valentine should not be shy about using him unconventionally, such as two innings at a time. He threw 114 innings last year. I say cutting him to the usual closer workload of 65-70 just because the relief role has a different title is counterproductive. Pete kindly offers a different view.
Warning: A phrase that's vulgar to some is used in this podcast. That's right. I dropped a "closer by committee."
About Touching All The Bases
Irreverence and insight from Chad Finn, a Globe/Boston.com sports writer and media columnist. A winner of several national and regional writing awards, he is the founder and sole contributor to the TATB blog, which launched in December 2004. Yes, he realizes how lucky he is.