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Postby cadets1 » Fri May 13, 2005 4:09 pm

is he worth a pick up?
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Postby quicksilver8 » Fri May 13, 2005 4:13 pm

If you like a few saves at the expense of a poor era and whip...the grab him....I'm staying away.
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Postby phunkadelic » Fri May 13, 2005 4:25 pm

Only if you're desperate for saves and have a semi-open roster spot.

I personally think he has an OK chance of sticking as the closer for a little while. He had a 2.42 K/BB ratio in the minors which is extremely good. In 52 appearances for the Giants last year, he had a 2.00 K/BB ratio, which again is very good.

On the other hand, he does give up alot of hits, and he has essentially no experience closing game in the majors or otherwise.

I picked him up in my NL-only league, but am staying away from him in all my mixed leagues (for now).
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Postby Bloody Nipples » Fri May 13, 2005 10:57 pm

The only reason I would pick him up would be because he went to my high school and I'm a Giants fan. Other than that, and maybe a few scattered saves, he is not a fantasy producer by any means.
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Postby KolbSaves » Sat May 14, 2005 1:09 am

1-2-3 save for him tonight. Turnbow Jr. perhaps? I only picked him up in a league I had a spot for him in (dropped Brazoban in a non holds league). He's had trouble with his control this year and has a huge WHIP but there was some blurb recently about Alou telling him not to throw as hard (see the Turnbow correlations here?) and he's gotten two saves since.

I think he's worth a gamble anyway. You don't have to put him in the lineup if you're not feeling confident but I'm sure you could do worse with a spare roster spot.
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Postby The Punisher » Sat May 14, 2005 2:31 am

Hes worth the spot if you have a roster spot and need some saves but I wouldnt really be too interested in him as a long term closer option, hell screw up your ERA and WHIP and his control aint the best although it mustve improved. Anyway go ahead and take a shot at him if you can afford losing anybody for some cheap saves
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Postby rlee » Sat May 14, 2005 11:10 am

If you're desperate forf saves, he's worth the risk, but beware his 1.80 WHIP. Alou is just pushing buttons looking to catch lightning in a bottle.
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Postby citti34 » Sat May 14, 2005 11:22 am

Grab him if you have a spot. If he gets rocked, .2 innings isn't going to ruin your team era or whip.
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Postby TownDrunk » Sat May 14, 2005 12:40 pm

He's the closer now, as Alou likes his mindset. Walker had once said that his goal was to become a major league closer.

With that said, I don't think he lasts too long. Yeah, he looks good so far, but if you watch his delivery, it can cause him to be a bit wild in the zone.

Pick him if you really need saves, but I wouldn't hold my breath on him.
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Postby baseball6791 » Sat May 14, 2005 12:52 pm

yeah, he might be worth a pickup if u need saves. i was watching the game last night and the announcers were talking about how rags (dave righetti - giants pitching coach) had been getting him not to overthrow every fastball, saying that a 95 mph heater thats belt high or way wild is worse than a 92 mph heater with good location and that has supposedly helped him out a lot. it is also true that before the year when someone asked him if he wanted to go back to starting he said, "No, i want to close", and of any of the guys in the giants pen he seems to have the best mindset and the best chance to take the job for good
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