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Postby bmd » Sun Mar 27, 2005 12:08 pm

What are everyone's thoughts on this guy. Is he going to get traded. If so will he close and if he closes will he be an upper tier or middle of the road closer.

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Postby rlee » Sun Mar 27, 2005 12:13 pm

The Tigers say they want to keep him, but I keep hearing that the Cubs and Mets are interested. A closer in Chi. and a setup man, at least until, or if, Looper implodes, a setup man.

He says he wants to go somewhere where he can close.
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Postby bmd » Sun Mar 27, 2005 12:16 pm

Would he be considered a top tier closer again on one of those teams?
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Postby RynMan » Sun Mar 27, 2005 12:24 pm

bmd wrote:Would he be considered a top tier closer again on one of those teams?


I dont think he was ever a top tier closer. He'd slot in just above Looper and below Mota in my opinion.
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Postby DieHardCubbie » Sun Mar 27, 2005 1:17 pm

I think if he gets moved some where that he can close or Percy goes down with an injury... he would move into the mid-teir level of closers...I think that he will be moved though at some point this season...and the Mets and Cubbies are the two most talked about... :-)
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Postby Surfs up » Sun Mar 27, 2005 1:44 pm

What is considered a top closer? 40-45 saves? 2.00 ERA Urbina given the chance will notch 30-35 saves 3.00 ERA and be half the price of Foulke or Rivera. If you are in an auction league I would take him over the other two and spend your savings on of spots.I'll take numbers like that and be competitive in the saves catagory. We can't have superstars at all posisitions unless you are ina 8-10 team league.Most of us are in 12 teams or more.
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Postby -Slap- » Sun Mar 27, 2005 1:57 pm

It blows my mind that the Cubs have so much talent invested in that starting rotation and they refuse to bring in a competent closer. They should already have Urbina or Percival or Benitez on their roster.
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Postby Amazinz » Sun Mar 27, 2005 2:14 pm

I'm not sure why the Cubs didn't go after Benitez harder. That one still puzzles me. But Detroit doesn't need to trade Urbina and they are currently overvaluing him so I don't blame Chicago for holding out. They can get by until mid-season if need be then if everything is going well and they're in contention they can overpay for bullpen help to make a run. No need to do it now IMO.
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Postby Juhlz » Sun Mar 27, 2005 3:05 pm

I have a feeling he will go to the Cubs and post 35 saves this year...obviously a tremendous value pick. If he goes to the Mets he will start as a set-up and end up in the closer role with about 25 saves.
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Postby Krunk City King$ » Sun Mar 27, 2005 3:11 pm

i punted closers and ended up with graves and mesa and tom gordon. i think that i will go out and sign mr. undrafted urbina ASAP...

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