Almost a year ago today (well, technically eleven months), I declared that Casey Janssen should be the Toronto Blue Jays closer in 2012. At the time of the article, Janssen only had three save opportunities (and two saves), as both Jon Rauch and Frank Francisco were ahead of him on the depth chart.
Needless to say, Janssen was and is a far superior reliever than either of those two guys (and that’s coming from a New York Mets fan). The point of this article is not to slap myself on the back (although I would take a slap or two), but rather, to make a case for Janssen to continue to his closer-hood into next season. Continue reading