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Postby futanto » Thu Jun 02, 2005 1:37 am

NEWS: June 1
SKINNY: Walker is not in danger of losing his job as closer, despite his recent struggles, says manager Felipe Alou, according to the Giants' official site.

ROTOWIRE SPIN: Walker has converted seven of eight saves, but when pitching in a non-save opportunity, he has faltered. In the past three appearances, he surrendered six runs over 1 2/3 innings, with a 32.40 ERA over that span. "We don't know him yet, and I don't believe he knows himself yet," said Alou, adding he hasn't lost faith in the 29-year-old right-hander. "We don't have time now to look for a closer. A guy like Tyler needs the experience, regardless of what happens this year -- blown saves, he's going to be a better pitcher. He doesn't have the experience now, but he's going to get it. And he's got the arm to get better."
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Postby Sp_Da_Man » Thu Jun 02, 2005 9:23 am

I think until he blows a save or two he's pretty secure. I mean, who else would close? Certainly not Hawkins I hope.
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Postby reznorsboy » Thu Jun 02, 2005 10:11 am

Maybe they will give him a shot!! He did save a bunch for the Cubbies last year
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Postby Chuckles » Thu Jun 02, 2005 11:35 am

reznorsboy wrote:Maybe they will give him a shot!! He did save a bunch for the Cubbies last year

Didn't he blow more saves than he got? If not it was a pretty high blown save %...and yesterday's game won't help his cause.
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Postby acsguitar » Thu Jun 02, 2005 11:36 am

Hawkins is terrible no way he gets the job
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Postby chadlincoln » Thu Jun 02, 2005 11:41 am

I think they brought in Hawkins to make Walker look better by comparison. ;-D
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