Nats news: Hanrahan out as closer, bullpen-by-committee for time being, Beimel to close when he comes off D/L.
I take satisfaction, but no joy, in this bit of news from the Nationals: Hanrahan out as Nationals' closer.
Julian Tavarez and Kip Wells will be the late-inning setup men. When Joel Beimel gets off the disabled list, he will be the closer, which greatly pleases me.
I don't dislike Hanrahan, but until he can do the job, I don't want him closing. Perhaps he's not cut out to be a closer? Maybe he'd do better as a setup man? There has to be another suitable role for him.