Not to nitpick this, but I think you have your idea about your closer wrong. Wouldnt best case scenario be League doesnt lose his job and actually pitches like a great closer? I think saying best case scenario that Janson takes over is silly because it essentially meants League struggles for you guys. I think best case scenario is League is a lockdown closer and Janson becomes the best setup man in baseball, no?
I think what you wrote about League losing his job and Janson taking over should fall into the "realistic" category....as League has lost his closer job multiple times in his career already. Janson's cutter is one of the filthiest pitches in all of baseball, so I never quite understood why Mattingly named League the closer to begin with.
Fail or not, doesn't mean losing, .
Just like last night, couldn't get out of the inning, so Paco Rodriguez was sent in to close out the game (Jensen was used to set up League). I like League, I just don't think he's a good closer, at least not as good as Jensen can be. Jensen was solid, the only thing that derailed him was his health. League, to his credit, stepped up and went on a tear. Colletti, a Sabean disciple enamored with 3 year contracts gave League an absurd deal.
League as the closer is not a good scenario. Best case is Jensen is back as a closer, worst case is League is still closing in the second half. You're right, realistically, League will lose the job.
League becoming a lockdown closer, not buying on that.