Brett Cecil blew a save opportunity in a loss to the Yankees on Wednesday, delivering a messy stat line along the way: 0.1 IP, H, BB, K, WP.
On Thursday, Toronto's closer became an ex-closer:
Apparently John Gibbons maintains a zero-tolerance policy regarding the blowing of saves, which of course is his prerogative. Seems harsh, but our role here is merely to react to various moves, not judge them. Cecil was dinged this spring (shoulder) and his velocity has dipped, so the flip isn't completely out of nowhere.
The advice here is simple enough: Go add Miguel Castro. Everything else can wait. Go. Do it.
Castro currently owns the ninth for the Jays. He's a hard-throwing 20-year-old coming off an excellent spring, and he was terrific in the low minors last yearRead More »from Closing Time: Miguel Castro takes the ninth, Trevor Bauer piles up Ks