When a team needs to rebuild, 2 important components are a Number 1 starter and a closer. Both were present last night. Many teams go years without a Number 1 starter and the White Sox even won a World Series with a solid rotation but not a dominating Number 1. This kid may already be able to challenge the Verlanders of the world in big games as we go forward. Many teams also struggle to find a solid closer. Reed has been very good for 2 years now and is a top closer right now on a team that has been playing below .500. The Angels got to see both of them last night.
Next we have to find that all-league hitter type.