The Bench: Lance McCullers isn’t a closer, needs to stay in rotation

Today on The Bench, John and Lance talk about the Astros starting rotation and the best role for Lance McCullers. Many believe that McCullers needs to move into the closer’s role, but John and Lance don’t agree. McCullers isn’t able to locate his fastball consistently, which could lead to a lot of walks in late-game situations. Putting extra runners on base in close ball games is a recipe for disaster. Finally, the guys discuss the amount of money the Astros will have to spend if they intend on keeping Dallas Keuchel and Charlie Morton for the next several years.

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