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Is Damaso Marte officially taking over yet?

Postby The Jury » Sun May 11, 2003 3:59 pm

I picked up Marte off waivers. Is he a closer yet?
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Postby jebatzel » Sun May 11, 2003 4:29 pm

he will get you saves for the time being, his job isn't for sure though.

I got a nice 2 saves this week from him on my one team.

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no one knows for sure...

Postby lifeform » Sun May 11, 2003 10:50 pm

I've heard a lot of different opinions on this.

(As a Marte owner, I've been looking for any information I can get.)

My best guess... Koch will get one, maybe two more chances to save his job. If he blows another save, I'm guessing that the job will belong to Marte.
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Postby Trojan Pony » Sun May 11, 2003 11:04 pm

Would you take him over Politte or no? Marte is on the better team but Politte's job is more secure.
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Postby bleach168 » Mon May 12, 2003 3:28 am

Politte is more valuable than Marte right now.

I can see Marte and Koch exchanging roles all season.
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Postby chiuondis » Mon May 12, 2003 8:07 am

im hopin for marte but who know's
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Postby Super GM » Mon May 12, 2003 8:11 am

Officially he hasn't taken over the job. But I'm sure you know what happened with Keith Foulke last year. He was demoted after several poor outings.
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Postby lifeform » Mon May 12, 2003 9:26 am

Right now, there's no question -- Politte is more valuable.

I'm not so sure the ChiSox will finish with a better record that the Jays, frankly.

And I'd give Marte a 50/50 chance of taking over the closer role.

Here's hoping that the ChiSox stay away from the dreaded closer by committee & hand the job to Marte.
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Marte's a lefty

Postby lifeform » Mon May 12, 2003 11:31 am

I didn't realize it today, but I just learned that Marte is a lefty.

Lefties rarely make it as closers, because managers tend to like to use lefties on a situational basis.

So in a weird way, this hurts Marte's chances of becoming the sole closer. Closer-by-committee seems like the more likely scenario.

(As a Marte owner, however, I hope I'm wrong.)
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Postby Bliz34 » Mon May 12, 2003 12:10 pm

I PICKED MARTE AND POLITTE HAVING ONLY WILLIAMSON AS A CLOSER AND HAVE USED POLITTE BECAUSE I THINK THE JAYS ARE BETTER THAN CHI-TOWN. AT LEAST FOR THE TIME BEING... MARTE DID PICK UP 2 SAVES TO POLITTE'S ONE BUT I HAVE A FEELING WE HAVEN'T SEEN THE LAST OF BILLY KOCH.
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