Can the Real Closer Please Stand Up?

Posted by Bob Biscigliano in

I used to love playing with revolving doors and now I absolutely hate the idea of them. What's wrong with just having a normal, good ole fashioned, door that opens and then closes??? Todd Jones is rolling in his Closer's grave right now!! as the Tigers bullpen blew another save opportunity tonight (after Edgar Renteria made a costly error in the 14th) against the White Sox. Nick Swisher hit a 3 run walk off homer off the 3rd Tiger closer in just a couple weeks, Joel Zumaya. The Tigers now trail the White Sox by 7.5 games (again) in the Central. This loss will certainly cause an uprising amongst Detroit fans who will call in to local radio shows and bitch about how the season is over and how Jim Leyland should have died instead of Heath Ledger. I'm sick of it all and I just want Todd Jones back as the Tigers closer because despite his unorthodox ways, he flat out got the job done. The Tigers have blown exactly as many saves in the past week as Todd Jones blew from July 10th, 2007 through this season. That's 4. Tags have blown 4 saves since July 30th, 2008. Thanks to Chip, I have also learned that the Tigers have lost 9 games this season when leading after the 7th. Since 4 of them have come in the past week, after Todd Jones went on the DL, its safe to argue that Todd Jones is the most valuable piece of our bullpen. I'm all for finding a new closer, if Todd Jones isn't right. However, statistics and my love shows, that Todd Jones is the man. All I really want is the revolving door to stop and for us to find a guy who can get it done. Although everyone is saying the season is over, I'm not so sure that the Central Division leader can't be a revolving door either. Tigers will persevere and this whole bullpen debacle will all make for a great story and laugh in the end when Todd Jones shakes Brandon Inge's hand after the final pitch in the World Series.

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