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2012 CLOSERS THREAD (2nd HALF)

Postby Havok1517 » Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:30 pm

Rock Solid ;-D
Solid :-)
Safe :-°
Shaky :-o
Volatile :-t
Current Closer
Sleeper :-L
Top Closer Prospect B-)
Destined for Rotation :-B
Trade Candidate :-?
Looking over his shoulder 8-o
Injured/Disabled :~(

Note: The purpose of this thread is to denote job security and identify an alternate closer when the regular closer cannot close.

AL EAST
Image BALTIMORE ORIOLES – J. Johnson RHP :-), K. Gregg RHP, P. Strop RHP, M. Price RHP B-)
Image BOSTON RED SOX – A. Bailey RHP :-), A. Aceves RHP, D. Bard RHP :-L, A. Wilson RHP B-)
Image NEW YORK YANKEES – R. Soriano RHP :-°, D. Robertson RHP :-L, J. Chamberlain RHP :-L, Ma. Montgomery RHP B-)
Image TAMPA BAY RAYS – F. Rodney RHP :-°, K. Farnsworth RHP, J. Peralta RHP, J. McGee LHP B-)
Image TORONTO BLUE JAYS – C. Janssen RHP :-°, J. Frasor RHP, B. Lyon RHP, M. Stroman RHP B-)

AL CENTRAL
Image CLEVELAND INDIANS – C. Perez RHP ;-D, V. Pastano RHP, T. Sipp LHP, A. Adams RHP B-)
Image CHICAGO WHITE SOX – A. Reed RHP :-), M. Thornton LHP :-?, B. Myers RHP, J. Petricka RHP B-)
Image DETROIT TIGERS – J. Valverde RHP ;-D, J. Benoit RHP, B. Villarreal RHP, D. Schlereth LHP B-)
Image KANSAS CITY ROYALS – G. Holland RHP :-°, A. Crow RHP :-L, K. Herrera RHP, Y. Ventura RHP B-)
Image MINNESOTA TWINS – M. Capps RHP :~(, G. Perkins LHP :-°, J Burton RHP, H. Boyd RHP B-)

AL WEST
Image LOS ANGELES ANGELS – E. Frieri RHP :-°, S. Downs LHP :~(, J. Walden RHP :~(, D. Tillman RHP B-)
Image OAKLAND ATHLETICS – R. Cook RHP :-o, G. Balfour RHP, J. Noberto LHP, R, Alcantara RHP B-)
Image SEATTLE MARINERS – T. Wilhelmsen RHP :-°, C. Furbush LHP :~(, K. Luetge LHP, C. Capps RHP B-)
Image TEXAS RANGERS – J. Nathan RHP :-°, M. Adams RHP, A. Ogando RHP :-L, T. Sheppers RHP B-)

NL EAST
Image ATLANTA BRAVES – C. Kimbrel RHP ;-D, J. Venters LHP :~(, C. Martinez RHP, J. Graham RHP B-)
Image FLORIDA MARLINS – S. Cishek RHP, H. Bell RHP, M. Dunn LHP, G. Dayton LHP B-)
Image NEW YORK METS – F. Francisco RHP :-°, B. Parnell RHP, J. Rauch RHP, M. Koch RHP B-)
Image PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES – J. Papelbon RHP ;-D, A. Bastardo RHP, J. Lindblom RHP, J. De Fratus RHP B-)
Image WASHINGTON NATIONALS – T. Clippard RHP :-°, D. Storen RHP :-L, H. Rodriguez RHP :~(, R. Perry RHP B-)

NL CENTRAL
Image CHICAGO CUBS – C. Marmol RHP :-o, J. Russell LHP, S. Camp RHP, R. Dolis RHP B-)
Image CINCINNATI REDS – A. Chapman LHP ;-D :-B, J. Broxton RHP, S. Marshall LHP, Kyle Lotzkar RHP B-)
Image HOUSTON ASTROS – W. Lopez RHP :-°, F. Cordero RHP, F. Rodriguez RHP, J. Abreu RHP B-)
Image MILWAUKEE BREWERS – J. Axford RHP :-o, J. Henderson RHP, F. Rodriguez RHP :-?, , F. De Los Santos RHP B-)
Image PITTSBURGH PIRATES – J. Hanrahan RHP :-), J. Grilli RHP, C. Qualls RHP, B. Morris RHP B-)
Image SAINT LOUIS CARDINALS – J. Motte RHP :-°, M. Boggs RHP, E. Mujica RHP, E. Sanchez RHP B-)


NL WEST
Image ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS – J. Putz RHP :-°, D. Hernandez RHP, T. Saito RHP :~(, B. Shaw RHP B-)
Image COLORADO ROCKIES – R. Betancourt RHP :-°, R. Brothers LHP :-L, M. Belisle RHP, E. Butler RHP B-)
Image LOS ANGELES DODGERS – K. Jansen RHP :~( B. League RHP :-°, J. Guerra RHP, J. Rodriguez RHP B-)
Image SAN DIEGO PADRES – H. Street RHP :~(, D. Thayer RHP :-°, L. Gregerson LHP, B. Boxberger RHP B-)
Image SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS – J. Affeldt LHP, S. Romo RHP, S. Casilla RHP, H. Hembree RHP B-)

Reportedly Out for the Year :~(
J. Ceda (Mia - RHP)
J. Devine (Oak - RHP)
R. Madson (Cin - RHP)
M. Rivera (NYY - RHP)
S. Santos (Tor - RHP)
J. Soria (KC - RHP)
A. Vizcaino (Atl - RHP)
B. Wilson (SF - RHP)

Unsigned Relievers of Interest
H. Kuo (FA - LHP

Possible Future Foreign Imports
Image Chiba Lotte Marines - Yasuhiko Yabuta (RHP)
Image Chunichi Dragons - Hitoki Iwase (LHP), Takuya Asao (RHP)
Image Fukuoka Softbank Hawks - Takahiro Mahara (RHP)
Image Hashin Tigers - Kyuji Fujikawa (LHP)
Image Hiroshima Toyo Carp - Katsuhiro Nagakawa (RHP), Kiyoshi Toyoda (RHP)
Image Orix Buffaloes - Daisuke Katoh (RHP)
Image Yakult Swallows - Hirotoshi Ishii (LHP), Chang Yong Lim (RHP)
Image Yokohama BayStars - Hayato Terahara (RHP)
Image Yomiuri Giants - Tetsuya Yamaguchi (LHP)
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Re: 2012 CLOSERS THREAD (2nd HALF)

Postby Havok1517 » Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:32 pm

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Re: 2012 CLOSERS THREAD (2nd HALF)

Postby Nerveclinic » Sat Jul 14, 2012 6:19 pm

Can you pin this to the top of the leftover forum so people stop posting in the 1st half thread. But also could you leave the old thread open only for the purpose of people who want to piss all over the discussion of whether Frier or Downs or both are closer or what percentage of the saves each will get? Can you leave that crowd over in the 1st half thread and we will quietly sneak over here and hope they don't notice? Just let them stay over there and retch on themselves?

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Re: 2012 CLOSERS THREAD (2nd HALF)

Postby bigh0rt » Sat Jul 14, 2012 6:27 pm

I PMd ayebatter, asking him to do it at his earliest convenience. ;-D I do agree, though, I think it's time we just stop talking about the Frieri and Downs situation on both sides. You can only go no where in a conversation for so long before everybody's just repeating themselves and it's annoying to the general public.
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Re: 2012 CLOSERS THREAD (2nd HALF)

Postby SpecialFNK » Sat Jul 14, 2012 6:55 pm

what's the difference between solid and rock solid?
here lists Kenely Jansen as solid. but wouldn't he be rock solid?
not that it matters. but I would consider Jansen one of the top closers in baseball.

Matt Capps could be traded.
the Angels ( :-o ) are interested. (along with Francisco Liriano).
Looking to bolster their pitching staff for the stretch drive, the Angels have interest in both Matt Capps and Francisco Liriano according to Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports (on Twitter). The Twins have made both players available, though Morosi says there is an outside chance a deal for either happens.

The Halos have continued to look for bullpen help even after acquiring Ernesto Frieri from the Padres, and their rotation took a hit when Dan Haren was placed on the DL with a back issue. The trio of Ervin Santana (5.75 ERA), Jerome Williams (4.67 ERA), and Garrett Richards (4.21 ERA) has been shaky behind Jered Weaver and C.J. Wilson. Los Angeles is also said to have interest in Zack Greinke.

Capps, 28, has pitched to a 3.42 ERA with 14 saves while battling shoulder inflammation this season. He is owed approximately $2.3MM for the rest of the year and has a $6MM club option ($250K buyout) in his contract. The 28-year-old Liriano owns a 4.93 ERA in 15 starts and five relief appearances. He struck out 15 last night and has pitched to a 2.83 ERA in nine starts since returning to the rotation. Liriano will become a free agent after the season and is owed roughly $2.75MM the rest of the way.

I would assume it's just a matter of when Capps is traded and not if.
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Re: 2012 CLOSERS THREAD (2nd HALF)

Postby snash » Sat Jul 14, 2012 7:23 pm

Can I suggest retitling this thread to "2012 CLOSERS THREAD (2nd HALF) - NO FRIERI/DOWN TALK!"? Just a thought... O:-) :-D ;-)
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Re: 2012 CLOSERS THREAD (2nd HALF)

Postby k.k. » Sat Jul 14, 2012 7:55 pm

Has anyone seen any updated info on the Jay's Santos? Seems eerily quiet on his injury rehab front. I read a poster comment about him a while ago suggesting that even when/if he comes back they won't take the closers job away from Janssen. I haven't managed to find anything to back that up.
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Re: 2012 CLOSERS THREAD (2nd HALF)

Postby surferguy » Sat Jul 14, 2012 10:44 pm

k.k. wrote:Has anyone seen any updated info on the Jay's Santos? Seems eerily quiet on his injury rehab front. I read a poster comment about him a while ago suggesting that even when/if he comes back they won't take the closers job away from Janssen. I haven't managed to find anything to back that up.


Here is a link:
http://blogs.thescore.com/djf/2012/07/0 ... d-stroman/

and the important part:

“Currently that’s how I look at it,” Farrell added, when asked if, regardless of where Sergio Santos is at, the club has to look at Janssen as their closer for the rest of the year. “Until Sergio goes out on a rehab assignment and actually is getting in games, I think then you can begin to look at the calendar and project, ‘when does he come back?’ But with the amount of time missed and the way Casey’s established himself, we would love to have a healthy Sergio back in our bullpen. But where he would settle in initially, um… hopefully we do get him back, and he comes back to us, as a guy who’s capable of striking a guy out– but I think Casey has certainly solidified the closers role for the time being and as we go through the remainder of this year.”
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Re: 2012 CLOSERS THREAD (2nd HALF)

Postby SpecialFNK » Sun Jul 15, 2012 12:00 am

Cishek with the save.
Steve Cishek recorded his second save of the season on Saturday, getting the final five outs in a victory over the Nationals.
Cishek was called upon with one out in the eighth inning, and retired Ryan Zimmerman and Mike Morse on 12 pitches. He remained in the game for the ninth, allowing a two-out single to Roger Bernadina but nothing more. Cishek might just be Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen's preferred option for saves at the moment, and should be owned in all fantasy formats.


Heath Bell's other future competition left his game with an injury.
Juan Carlos Oviedo left Saturday's rehab game for Triple-A New Orleans with an undisclosed injury.
No word yet on the type or severity of the injury, but it's likely to push Oviedo's return back until the beginning of August. Steve Cishek recorded a five-out save on Saturday and will continue to get looks in the meantime.



Casilla just blew the save for the Giants. not watching but boxscore says he had the 3rd out on a strike out, but Chris Snyder reached on a wild pitch, and the tieing runner on base scored because of an error throw.
it's funny to see Giants fans on twitter get so worked up over Casilla. you would think they guy sucked or something.
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Re: 2012 CLOSERS THREAD (2nd HALF)

Postby SpecialFNK » Sun Jul 15, 2012 1:35 am

rotoworld write up on Casilla's blown save. bold their opinion.
Santiago Casilla blew Tim Lincecum's much-deserved win on Saturday, giving up two runs -- one earned -- in the ninth against the Astros.
The tying run scored on a strikeout/wild pitch, with Hector Sanchez getting charged with an error that allowed Jason Maxwell to score from second. Casilla may not have been entirely to blame here, but after a 20-for-21 start, he's blown four of his last six save chances. The Giants should strongly consider going to a closer-by-committee, with Jeremy Affeldt and Sergio Romo joining the mix, until Casilla starts pitching better.

Casilla would have had the save if it wasn't for the error. he's had enough success that he should have a longer leash than what rotoworld suggests.
I wish one could leave comments on rotoworld for their opinion, to reply to their horseshit comments.
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