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Absolutely. And we should make him a starter. And go with an eight man rotation.

I wouldn't go that far. But if he isn't completely shattered, he might work out in the middle of the BP. Humility isn't always a bad thing.

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No thanks. Buck will immediately install him as closer.

You might be surprised. You might be surprised why he was traded after Dan said he was a core member moving forward. Maybe not, but I think that Buck is not nearly as inflexible there if not forced to be by a huge closer's contract. And 100 saves trailing.

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You might be surprised. You might be surprised why he was traded after Dan said he was a core member moving forward. Maybe not, but I think that Buck is not nearly as inflexible there if not forced to be by a huge closer's contract. And 100 saves trailing.

Buck has enough respect of everyone in the game to remove JJ from the closer role if he thinks that's the right move.

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