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Simplifying repertoire key for Batista

In going with Miguel Batista as their closer, the Blue Jays felt he was the best man for the job, all things considered.

Originally Published: April 25, 2005
By Sean McAdam | Special to ESPN.com

Some teams – such as the Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers – buy their closers on the free agent market. Some – such as the Los Angeles Angels and New York Yankees – develop their own from within. And some, for reasons of desperation or financial limitations, happen upon their closers almost by accident.

So it is with the Toronto Blue Jays and Miguel Batista.

A season ago, the Blue Jays tried two young pitchers – Justin Speier and Jason Frasor – ...

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