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Postby Sunspot » Fri Apr 15, 2005 10:56 pm

Seemed to be in line for a save then MacDougal came in for the last batter and stole the save.
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Postby Jmon » Fri Apr 15, 2005 11:01 pm

He threw one ball to Guillen, the pitching coach came out, and then he was replaced. Might be injured, only saw the line.
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Postby sammyfan711 » Fri Apr 15, 2005 11:06 pm

The announcers mentioned it might be his groin. His velocity was down as well, he didn't break 90mph.
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Postby coachdino » Fri Apr 15, 2005 11:42 pm

I grabbed MacDougal...hopefully it' an injury (although I don't like saying that :-o ).
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Postby grammysboy » Sat Apr 16, 2005 12:00 am

I watched the inning he pitched. He got the first two batters out with ease, then walked a batter and the whole Royals' dugout seemed to rush to the mound. Affeldt was not happy about comming out at all. The pitching coach basically made him. I don't know if he made a noise or what, but they all came running. If you think the Royals are going to have any save opps this year, it's probably time to shift to McDougal.
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Postby thehat » Sat Apr 16, 2005 12:27 am

grammysboy wrote:I watched the inning he pitched. He got the first two batters out with ease, then walked a batter and the whole Royals' dugout seemed to rush to the mound. Affeldt was not happy about comming out at all. The pitching coach basically made him. I don't know if he made a noise or what, but they all came running. If you think the Royals are going to have any save opps this year, it's probably time to shift to McDougal.


I saw it as well, and it did look as though he was pretty unhappy, although I suspect that's over yet another injury. And if he did indeed tweak a groin, it's one of those injuries that never seems to go away. Bad news for his owners, obviously, if that's the case.

As for MacDougal, he's a horror show and if he is forced to close, he'll not last in the role. Just my opinion, but I'd avoid their entire bullpen if Affleldt is down, as I see more a rerun of last year when no one had a clue as to who Pena would tab with the game on the line.
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Postby Arrowhead Nation » Sat Apr 16, 2005 1:12 am

KC Homer here.....keep the name Andrew Sisco in mind. Affeldt is again showing his fragility. Mac is Kyle Farnsworth re-incarnated. He will be bi-polar in save opps. I like him as a back of the bullpen guy. He doesnt have th mental makeup of a closer or even setup guy.

Sisco is a Rule 5 guy from CHI Cubs. 2nd round pick in 2002 I think. check him out. 6'10, 270, and is nasty.
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Postby RawTalent » Sat Apr 16, 2005 3:10 am

Arrowhead Nation wrote:KC Homer here.....keep the name Andrew Sisco in mind. Affeldt is again showing his fragility. Mac is Kyle Farnsworth re-incarnated. He will be bi-polar in save opps. I like him as a back of the bullpen guy. He doesnt have th mental makeup of a closer or even setup guy.

Sisco is a Rule 5 guy from CHI Cubs. 2nd round pick in 2002 I think. check him out. 6'10, 270, and is nasty.


You really think Sisco has a better chance of closing than MacDougal? I doubt Pena would go to a guy whose highest level up to this point was single A, but who knows?

What i'd really like to see is ryan speier get some chances for the Rockies.
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Postby bboy » Sat Apr 16, 2005 4:02 am

Arrowhead Nation wrote:KC Homer here.....keep the name Andrew Sisco in mind. Affeldt is again showing his fragility. Mac is Kyle Farnsworth re-incarnated. He will be bi-polar in save opps. I like him as a back of the bullpen guy. He doesnt have th mental makeup of a closer or even setup guy.

Sisco is a Rule 5 guy from CHI Cubs. 2nd round pick in 2002 I think. check him out. 6'10, 270, and is nasty.

Was just coming in to mention Sisco. 8 SO in 7.2 in .080 BAA, 2 ERs from 2 Hits and 3BB. I picked him up on spec in a 16 team league. I'd wait though in a 10 teamer.
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Postby dkakridas » Sat Apr 16, 2005 10:57 am

Is Affeldt's injury serious? Sisco is definitely a sleeper if it is because KC will have nothing to play for soon and can afford to see what their Rule 5 pick can do. They can't just bury him in the bullpen- the guy is a blue chip prospect who is going to get a lot better.

They could give him a shot at the setup role first and see how he does and then who knows...stranger things have happened and with Pena calling the shots....anything is possible.

I just picked him up in a 12 team AL only keeper league and he will be sitting on my reserve bench til the smoke clears on Affeldt.

Either way, BTW, I do not think Affeldt will ever be successful in the closer role and he is way too injury prone for my liking. if it's not one thing, it's another with Jeremy.
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