Ending weeks of speculation Orioles' manager, Dave Trembley, named George Sherrill the official closer closer to start the 2008 season.
Those of you who drafted Sherrill can finally breathe a bit easier knowing you locked up a closer. Sherrill will be a fine closer but save opportunities will be few and far between on such a mediocre team. Think the A.L.'s version of Matt Capps. Figure at best between 25-30 saves, but numbers that would be indicative of someone with closer to 35-40 saves.
We detailed the potential impact of this decision a bit earlier in an FSE article.