And it’s about time! It was apparent to all the fans and the media that Lidge is broken and nothing has changed from 2006 and spring training, except maybe he’s gotten worse. Phil Garner has finally seen the light and announced that Dan Wheeler will be the new closer with Chad Qualls and Rick White setting up. If Brad Lidge pitches at all, it’ll be in 6th or 7th inning situations. Wheels can handle the closer role with no problems even if he doesn’t have the pure "stuff" Lidge used to have. Wheels has the closer mentality even if his fastball doesn’t blow batters away at a 100 mph.
Good Luck Wheels and let the winning begin!