Originally Posted by GoSox2K3
Robin had no choice, the Sox were gunning for a 65 win season and he pretty much had to go to his closer every single day.
Reed has stats pretty comparable to Rodney, the closer for Tampa. Reed has 39 saves ( 5th in AL) and 8 BLS and Rodney has 36( 7th in AL) and 8. Both have appeared in 67 games. Rodney makes $2.5 mil and Reed makes $520,000. Grant Balfour is 6th in AL with 38 saves and 3 BLS. He makes $4.5 mil. Balfour is 35, Rodney is 36.
I think the Sox should stay w Reed unless they find a better option in house. Closers can be expensive and they are very up and down as evidenced by the careers of Rodney and Balfour.