Buckley explains Aceves over Melancon as closer
Steve Buckley sheds some light on why the Red Sox chose Alfredo Aceves to be their closer
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-- let's get right to it -- seven is get the first crack is this the right call. I guess the right couple conferees is number one I think he's tougher mentally suited to be a closer he certainly an off the wall character. And wherever he whatever he said this afternoon no I was disappointed to not be the starting rotation while yes he was disappointed to not be in the starting rotation. This is a lovely consolation prize closes a high profile job I think he's up for it. He is the guys put in there right now else -- -- go multiple innings he can go to wings on more than one occasion because he's stretched out to do so. Do we have to be a little worried -- about the fact he is old catcher is at times and kind of -- whatever he wants mean if they specialize situation where -- really trying to get three outs. Really can't stand for a lot of that so is he gonna need a lot of managing. Given his personality. Are that he always says. Given his personality but I think that's part of what makes -- a good pitcher he certainly didn't hurt the team last year. -- we had dealer at she's campaigning in September to get him in the starting rotation. And fortunately Francona needed that flexibility because get a whole bunch are starting pitchers who have gone four and five innings. He needed to being as -- as in multiple times during the course of a week. I think again the key word the key phrase rather -- temple -- only suited. I think he's got the mindset to be closer in the short -- I would wanna go a whole season with him he duty to -- -- -- -- -- some somewhat of an Andrew -- there at some point. But barring some kind of -- he's the guy right now. Buck -- it's enclosed in Houston last year yet they go to a seven -- for some of the reasons that you mentioned. Should we read anything into the organization's. Thoughts. On -- -- which is why he didn't get the first. Well part of it I think is that they don't know moments and but you know what to to try to spread to question a little bit I was -- some of the numbers here. And this bullpen to disaster the starting rotation could potentially be disaster. If you look at Padilla Thomas -- and voted this for a guys who pitched a total of 58 innings in the big leagues -- here there's no pitching depth in this bullpen right now. Which is why you need is that is in need Milan today and why they may go multiple innings on multiple occasions.