View Full Version : closer not about speed

08-12-2001, 01:12 AM
For those of you having the closer debate, speed has nothing to do with it - the typically controlled Foulke walked frickin' Martin and LAMPKIN (batting .219) THAT lost the game. I'm still feeling sick. Maybe Wright should become the closer, I can't believe I'm saying that.

08-12-2001, 01:19 AM
Foulke's problem in big games is he pumps himself up TOO much, and thus isn't there mentally, and his pitches have less break to them as he tries to add 5-6 MPH. That has been his big problem in big games, but realistically, this will be the 1st FULL season Keith Foulke has been the definite, no doubt about it, closer. Couple that with the fact he only has about 4 years of MLB service, its not like we're talking about a guy who has been doing this his entire career.