Found November 18, 2011 on
NBC Dallas- Fort Worth:
The 2012 role of Neftali Feliz has been debated every which way since the end of the season and the time has come for the Rangers to commit to a decision.
That decision should be moving Feliz into the starting rotation and never looking back. Feliz has been an excellent closer in his first two seasons and there's little reason to believe thatt he wouldn't continue to be great in that role in the years to come. But we all know that he came up to the big leagues with the resume of a future rotation star and the future is now.
No more straddling the fence and trying to eat your cake and have it too. No more dipping your toes in the water and then pulling them out at the first sign that the water is cold. The time has come to make the call and stick with it. There are six reasons why Feliz should be on the mound in the first inning next season.
1. Starters are more valuable than closers - You will hear arguments against this fact but none of them have ever come close to provi...
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