Originally written August 21, 2012 on Mets Merized Online:
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I received this interesting question yesterday from one of our readers, USMF. I have an idea on what to do with Santana next year and thought it could be a good debate question for the MMO staff. Seeing Johan’s recent struggles, I was wondering about moving Santana into the Closers Role next year similar to what the Braves did with John Smoltz. We know the pen has tons of problems, especially in the closers position and i don’t see Sandy being able to do anything major to correct the issues. Santana has had problems recently, and even when he was doing good, he had problems going deep into games. We know Santana has big game mentality so i think he could easily handle the pressure of closing. I also believe that pitching only one inning at a time would allow Santana to put more velocity on his FB, keep him fresh all year and not give the hitters a chance to figure him out and burn him by the 4th inning. Of course this move is dependent on many things. We have some decent young start...
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