Sunday, January 1, 2012

2012 Preview: The Pen

Positions:
Closer
8th
7th
Middle Reliever 1
Middle Reliever 2
Lefty Specialist
Long Reliever

Potential

Candidates:

Tier 1 (Lock Down)

Huston Street
Luke Gregerson

Tier 2 (Would be pretty hard not to get a spot)

Ernesto Frieri

Tier 3 (Probably In)

Joe Thatcher
Andrew Cashner
Josh Spence

Tier 4 (Fighting for a spot)

Erik Hamren
Cory Burns
Brad Brach
Brad Boxberger

Tier 5 (maybe)

Nick Vincent

Tier 6 (Minor League Signings)

Alex Hinshaw
Matt Palmer
Dale Thayer


I have heard whispers of another free agent reliever, but the pen looks rock solid, if I were GM I'd take a look at the Nationals Cole Kimball and moving RHP Dustin Mosely to the bullpen.


This could be a pretty impressive bullpen next year with Street, Gregerson, Cashner, Spence, and Frieri locking down the pen!

NEXT: Rotation

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