|Creepy closer twins.|
When the Sox signed Hanrahan, some folks were a little confused. It's not like he didn't have the stats to back up the signing, but was he worth the money? In 2011, with the Pittsburgh Pirates, he saved 40 games and finished the season with a 1.83 ERA. But what was Andrew Bailey's role going to be? After missing a good chunk of the 2012 season, Bailey was ready for action. And then they go and sign this hard throwing nutball and relegate Bailey to set up guy.
But then Hanrahan had to go and hurt himself and Bailey came in and proved he could successfully close games and had a great April. And then Bailey goes on the DL and nutball comes back and then he hurts himself again. And lands on the 60-day DL. I sort of wish there was a 600-day DL. I really don't trust that dude. When he does get the job done... he scares the crap out of you. Maybe I'm just feeling bitter because May hasn't started out so hot for the Sox. I need a scapegoat.
Let's see how Junichi Tazawa can handle that role. But first we need the starting pitchers to not suck.