Thursday, July 21, 2011

Izzy sticking around...

Photo by Michael Baron
 I originally thought Jason Isringhausen was getting the saves as a showcase to other teams, after all; what would be the harm in letting Izzy close for a week in hopes that someone would throw a prospect your way for the aging veteran.

But after watching Parnell since Krod's departure it seems like Izzy is more valuable with the team then what he would garner in trade.

Parnell looks similar to Aaron Heilman the year Billy Wagner went down, full of nerves and over throwing.  Izzy isn't as important for closing out games as he is to mentoring guys like Parnell and Beato.