As far as Porcello looking better. Who is he facing? Many of the good players are playing in the Classic or maybe get one at bat.Plus we are talking 2-3-4 innings. Its not like most pitchers are bad for short stints. If Porcello pitches this way two weeks when pitchers are throwing 5-6 innings then I'll jump on a say he's pitching better.
So for right now too small of a sample size. I would consider him for the role until we get things starightened out. Closing in always about blowing the ball past hitters. Its about locating . Being around the plate close enough that hitters have to swing. Valverde is an older Rondon. He's all over the place.I hope we don't feel pressured into resigning him.
"Just because the path is well beaten. That doesn't mean it's the right way to go"