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Postby Twinskies » Fri Jun 03, 2005 11:03 pm

Yoda wrote:Shields/Krod... I don't normally say these things but it's not even close. Assuming everyone is healthy.



How can you say it's not even close?? Putting any bias aside, everyone agrees that Nathan is the most dominant closer at this point in the season. Rincon is easily one of the top 5 set-up men no matter how you look at it, and is arguably better than Shields. I dont see how someone can say that Shields and K-Rod are the clear-cut top relief tandem in the game right now.
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Postby warrick95 » Fri Jun 03, 2005 11:11 pm

I think Brazoban/Gagne is potentially the best, but Braz has gotta get settled down again. He's been getting roughed up lately. This might take a year or two for Brazoban to get his stuff together. Shields/K-Rod is probably best now.

Mota/Gagne was the best over the last year or two, though Gordon/Rivera was quite good last year, too.
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Postby theskaboss » Fri Jun 03, 2005 11:12 pm

Andy1234 wrote:How about this newly paired combo

Hawkins/Walker


Hahaha I was going to say that...

Hopefully those two get their act together...

Oh, Shields and K-Rod, but not by much over Rincon and Nathan, imo
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Postby silverZ » Sat Jun 04, 2005 12:21 am

Its close between Rincon/Nathen and Shileds/K-Rod with the twins combo being more consistant.
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Postby CPHFighter1 » Sat Jun 04, 2005 12:53 am

If we're talking real life and not fantasy, by the end of the year I think it will be Rivera & Gordon. Although I doubt Shields/K-Rod or Rincon/Nathan will be far behind. They're all top tier.
I'm just eyeballing it, but over the last few weeks, I'd have to say Urbina and Farnsworth. Those guys are on fire right now, check it out.
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Postby reznorsboy » Sat Jun 04, 2005 1:00 am

CPHFighter1 wrote:If we're talking real life and not fantasy, by the end of the year I think it will be Rivera & Gordon. Although I doubt Shields/K-Rod or Rincon/Nathan will be far behind. They're all top tier.
I'm just eyeballing it, but over the last few weeks, I'd have to say Urbina and Farnsworth. Those guys are on fire right now, check it out.


I've always thought that Farnsworth was Closer material. The guy can throw 100mph.
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Postby reznorsboy » Sat Jun 04, 2005 1:03 am

The Thrill wrote:My vote goes to the Twins bullpen. Rincon/Nathan. Shields/KRod and Brazoban/Gagne are close 2nd & 3rd. This should've been a poll :-b


I woulda made a poll but I wanted to let people chose from all the pitchers in the league.
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Postby davidmarver » Sat Jun 04, 2005 1:40 am

go_jays_go wrote:Linebrink and Hoffman are pretty good. ;-D

And I thought I was going to have to say it :-D .

But I think Brazoban/Gagne is the best followed by Shields/KRod. Gotta love those SoCal bullpens. ;-D
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Postby AKhomebrewer » Sat Jun 04, 2005 1:49 am

I'm gonna go old-school and hang with the tiny Gordon-Rivera club. 'Specially since Flash has shaken off his April funk and is dealing again.
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Postby thehat » Sat Jun 04, 2005 2:30 am

go_jays_go wrote:Linebrink and Hoffman are pretty good. ;-D


I was waiting for someone to bring the tremendously underrated Linebrink into this conversation.

Best 1/2? I sure don't see there being any clear cut best combo (how some of you guys can say any pairing is the best "by a mile" is pretty absurd). Rincon/Nathan, Gordon/Rivera, Shields/KRod plus Linebrink/Hoffman...all impressive. Get to the eighth with the lead and you're on terra firma with any of those late inning duos!
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