Is Uehara the right choice to take over as closer?

Is Uehara the right choice to take over as closer?
June 22, 2013, 4:30 pm
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Red Sox manager John Farrell didn't have much of a choice but to remove Andrew Bailey as the closer after he blew a pair of saves last week.

Closing in Bailey's place, for now, will be Koji Uehara. The 38-year old righty has a 2.10 ERA in 30 innings pitched this season, and the crew on The Baseball Show was skeptical of the decision to name him the closer. Alex Speier thinks that the Red Sox don't have a true closer and pegging Uehara for that role is just a technicality.

"I think it reflects the fact that they don't know who the obvious choice is," Speier said. "They aren't ready to anoint any given person."

To hear the entire discussion on the Red Sox closer situation, check out the video above. Let us know who you think should be the closer in the comment box below.