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Dr. Claw

Closer: Drop Barnes for Crick?

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Barnes has obviously been a hot mess recently, and even when he was pitching well his usage by manager Alex Cora was not conducive to giving him save opportunities.  Barnes was often brought in in the 7th or 8th to face opposing teams' best hitters instead of purely the 9th to close it out.

The play on Crick would be if Vazquez gets traded by the Pirates, which has been rumored.  The thing is, Pitt is still in contention and Vazquez is signed through like 2022 or 2023, meaning they will want a lot for him if they deal him at all.

Any thoughts on sticking with Barnes v. taking the shot on Crick (who I think would be most likely to become the CL if Vazquez is dealt)?

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