Friday, May 14, 2010

Phils Closer

It is starting to become evident the Phillies will need a closer. Ryan Madson is out until probably July after he kicked a chair following a blown save and needed surgery on his toe. Now comes word that Brad Lidge has an inflamation in his surgically repaired elbow. The words inflamed pitching elbow should be a RED flag for Phils fans.

I think the Phillies will in the buyers market for a closer in the next 6-10 weeks. Don't be surprised if they make a trade to fix the back end of the bullpen. Right now it is hard to figure who the Phillies will target. As teams slip out of a chance to be in the post-season they will begin to be the sellers. Right now I wouldn't trust either Madson or Lidge.