Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Hey Millsy, keep an eye on this one

In another Kirk Bohls piece, this time focusing somewhat on Matt Lindstrom, we find out (a) Lindstrom knows Swedish, (b) He's Mormon, and (c) There's no real plan on who will be the closer:

Ed Wade:
"They're two guys with experience. Both are capable of handling the workload. But I don't think there's a reason we have to anoint either guy as the closer. It could be the hot-handed guy or a situational matchup."

But why should Mills and Arnsberg keep an eye on Lindstrom?
I expect a lot out of myself," Lindstrom said. "Sometimes I work myself to exhaustion."

He did so last offseason, throwing for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic before straining his right shoulder against the Netherlands. Lindstrom said he was playing catchup all summer and eventually suffered an inflamed elbow in late June after pitching three consecutive nights against the Yankees. He was shut down for a month and lost his job to Leo Nunez, earning just one save opportunity down the stretch.