Well, earlier in the year I questioned whether or not the Yankees might want to plan their future around a closer other than Mariano Rivera, a recommendation that seemed, and still seems, prudent. But who would have thought that the AL East team with the biggest closer problems would be the BoSox? Keith Foulke barfs again today, and right now it looks like Tito might want to slot in Mike Timlin and spot-use Matt Mantei in the closer role, while Foulke figures out if he’s injured or mechanically flawed. Something is very clearly wrong and the Sox can’t afford for Keith to work it out on the job.
[edit: the Sox just won the game on a clutch homer with two down in the 9th by Papi, literally minutes after this post. My mood is better, but the sentiment of this post remains exactly the same]