Originally Posted by NLaloosh
But, no way is Santos the closer. Putz, Sale and Thornton before him. No way is Flowers the starting catcher. Flowers MIGHT be the backup. And, no one will take Teahen's contract. The Sox are stuck with him like Linebrink.
Putz is an FA after this year, I'm not 100% sure he's back. Thornton's still one of the few effective lefties in the bullpen, I don't know if the Sox make him closer right away. Sale was guaranteed by the Sox that this bullpen stint would only be temporary, but starting next season he would be molded as a starter, so he's likely going to spend summer 2011 in Birmingham working on getting stretched out.