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March 19, 2011

Matt Thornton named White Sox closer

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ March 19, 2011 10:00 pm
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Merkin @ CWS:

A good percent of the time, he will be the guy,” said Guillen of Thornton, who won the closer’s job over rookie Chris Sale. “In my opinion, with Sale, we [would] have to put a lot of things on his shoulders, not because this kid pitched well last season, but we would put a lot of pressure on him to be the closer.

“Matt Thornton earned it. We have a lot of confidence. He is the guy I think can do the job better.”

Hopefully this doesn’t mean much, good percent sounds good, and Kenny’s bullpen flexibility theory prevails.

UPDATE: Padilla @ ESPN:

Guillen did give himself some wiggle room, though, to make a change later in the season.

“I talked to Thornton and I said he would get more than the chance to be the closer,” Guillen said. “Obviously when you’re closing, I talked to him about it, a good percent of the time, he will be the guy.”



  1. I would like to see him close unless he is needed in the 6th 7th or 8th inning in a close game and a left handed batter up, because he is one of the best in that position.

    Comment by Anonymous — March 20, 2011 @ March 20, 2011 11:14 am | Reply

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