Originally Posted by Boondock Saint
Reed cannot close out a game without drama. It's exactly like when Jenks stopped overpowering guys, "became a contact pitcher", and people argued that the fact that he was getting a ****-ton of contact didn't matter because he was still getting saves. 1-2-3 innings are just too rare for him to be relied upon to close.
I'm with you. I hate that mentality. Likes something silly Rongey would say. They good to great closers get were they are not playing games nibbling and over thinking. And getting a ton of 123 innings. Pitching to contact as a reliever doesn't make them long for the game.