Having a set closer is a bit overrated, but the pitcher who is called on to close out games is obviously of high importance.
Floating the name of Jose Valverde, whose roster spot is in peril, as a potential closer option, seems more than a bit crazy.
Perhaps Collins is planning to use Jeurys Familia, but doesn’t want to put added pressure on him or paint himself into a corner by making it public knowledge.
Making a switch from Kyle Farnsworth was a necessary step. We’ll see how it plays out from here.