Ooh, my first post!
So while I’m not sold on the notion that you have to have some special "intestional fortitude" or "veteran leadership" or whatever to be a closer, man, LaTroy Hawkins gagged on it today. Sure, one of the hits was a little 20-feet bleeder, and his defense let him down, but HE was the defender who let him down, and it came after he snared a line drive of a ball that was utterly smoked by Polanco. I like that the Cubs are giving Hawkins another chance to close, but no doubt that’s out of necessity, and only until Borowski gets back. If Borowski is available in your league, grab him… he’ll take over right away, and should hold the job until the Cubs make a deal. Hawkins is the better pitcher but his days as closer are less than numbered… they’re on life support.
See ya on Tuesday! — Cory