Eddie Guardado blew another save last night. This one is grand fashion – four walks with the final one coming with two outs. Uh-glee!
Since Fast Eddie hasn’t been good all season, it is time to prepare to grab JJ Putz and Raphael Soriano. Guardado’s arm may finally be ready to fall off. Recall he was shut down at the end of 2004 with a torn labrum and elected for rest rather than surgery in that off-season.
He was out-of-sight successful in 2005 while some of us (me!) waited on JJ Putz all year. Now 2006 seems to be a more likely time for the JJ Putz as Closer Era to begin!
After all could a 36 year-old reliever with a torn labrum and lots of miles on his arm continue to be effective?