La Velle has a story in the Star Tribune on Brandon Kintzler, who is expected to handle ninth-inning duties when the season kicks off in April:
I like Kintzler's attitude: “Even if I’m in that role all year, I’m not going to talk like that. If I go to free agency, no one is going to view me as that, so whatever job I have, I just do that job.”
He has no illusions. And neither do most fans. He is at best a placeholder until the Twins can find a more optimal solution for the closer role. Personally, I think it'll be JT Chargois. But despite his heavy contact tendencies Kintzler's highly effective sinker makes him a guy you can count on not to blow up regularly at the end of games.
What are your thoughts?