Originally posted on RedSoxLife  |  Last updated 1/15/13
With the recent addition of Joel Hanrahan to the Red Sox bullpen manager John Farrell has an important decision to make, who closes the game when the team needs a quick 3 or 4 outs. Last year time was split between Alfredo Aceves and Andrew Bailey who was injured for the majority of the season. Bailey was acquired by the Sox in the 2012 offseason from the Oakland Athletics where he has appeared in 42 games and had 24 saves. During his first season in Boston, Bailey appeared 19 times, had 6 saves and 2 blown saves. His ERA was an extremely high 7.04, outrageous for a closer. Hanrahan was acquired from the Pittsburgh Pirates in late December in part of a 4 player trade. He was selected to the All Star Game in both 2011 and 2012 by the National League's coaching staff. In 2012 he appeared in 63 games and pitched 59.2 innings. He converted 36 saves while only blowing 4. His ERA was a low 2.72 which has the potential to lower even more while pitching in Fenway. One of the stats that I lo...
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