Spring Position Battles Update…

According to the Denver Post, the Rockies have named Huston Street their closer. Really not surprised by this move by the Rockies. As I wrote in my original post, if Street pitches well as a closer, he will he only have increased his trade value at the trade deadline. Manny Corpas will be the 8th inning guy for the Rockies.

Huston Street goes from projected winner to winner.

Rockies Closer, Huston Street vs. Manny Corpas. This is an interesting battle. Do the Rockies give the job to Manny Corpas who took the closer’s job from Brian Fuentes in 2007 and helped the Rockies reach the World Series but flamed out in 2008? Or do they give the job to Huston Street, a proven closer who was acquired in the Matt Holliday trade but had a below average 2008? Despite Corpas having a solid spring, I believe Street will ultimately win the job. Street has averaged 24 saves over his 4 career and I agree with Rotoworld that giving Street the closer’s job would increase his trade value. Winner – Huston Street.

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