Tony Jackson reported that this was what Joe Torre said when asked if Kenley Jansen could close next year:
“Next year, I don’t think so,” Torre said. “He certainly has a lot to learn, so it would be tough for him to take the ball and simply run with it. There is no substitute for experience, and he is going to keep getting that experience. I know from talking to [incoming manager Don Mattingly] that Donnie is pretty committed to Broxton [as next year's closer].”
That’s why Joe is irrelevant and senile! Let’s hope that Donnie was just saying that to placate Torre.
Have you seen what this guy has done this year?
Are you kidding me, Joe? This guy wants the ball and can’t wait to throw the next pitch. Jon Broxton “hates” to throw the next pitch!
It’s been a real pressure…. ‘er pleasure!