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Postby AKhomebrewer » Mon Jun 06, 2005 1:38 pm

For the short term, at least, Trammell has said Uggy will keep closing games and Percy will work himself back in non-save situations.
Beyond that, there has been no committment from anyone, so everything here is speculation.
My own 2 cents is that it will be hard to yank Urbina out of that role unless he has a couple of rocky outings (and at the same time Percival pitches lights-out). Trades and injury relapses blow up everything, and none of us can make that call now.
For fantasy, I'd hang onto both and keep the fingers crossed.
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Postby reznorsboy » Mon Jun 06, 2005 1:58 pm

jblank wrote:A little birdie has told me that the odds are good that Urbina ends up with the Braves or Cubs. ;-)


I haven't heard that since the start of the season. Plus We don't need him!!
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Postby mcqfesijiba » Mon Jun 06, 2005 4:04 pm

As everyone else said, Urbina will remain closer for now. Considering our manager here in Detroit, Alan Trammell has shown to handle things in strange ways, it's anybody's guess how the situation will be result if Percival can prove he is once again healthy and effective.

I also stick by my opinion from before the season began that the Tigers will be hard-pressed to trade away Urbina as long as a .500 record remains in reach. Unless they get some desperate team to overpay, they will hang onto him, since he is the best thing going in the bullpen.
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Postby jblank » Mon Jun 06, 2005 5:29 pm

reznorsboy wrote:
jblank wrote:A little birdie has told me that the odds are good that Urbina ends up with the Braves or Cubs. ;-)


I haven't heard that since the start of the season. Plus We don't need him!!


Dude, if you think Ryan Dempster is going to save your way to the playoffs then you are smokin' something.
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Postby ravenmad22 » Mon Jun 06, 2005 5:38 pm

I believe Urbina is being showcased to the Giants, Cubs, D-Backs, etc. He may not relinquish the role until he is traded. Sucks for me as I used my #4 WW priority on percy about a week ago.
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Postby Bukoski77 » Mon Jun 06, 2005 6:44 pm

The Tigers are paying Urbina 4 million this year.

They have Percival signed for a few years at almost 6 million a year.

Guess which contract is easier to get rid of?

Percival will be the full time closer in Detroit.
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Postby davidmarver » Mon Jun 06, 2005 6:47 pm

Bukoski77 wrote:The Tigers are paying Urbina 4 million this year.

They have Percival signed for a few years at almost 6 million a year.

Guess which contract is easier to get rid of?

Percival will be the full time closer in Detroit.

I tend to agree, but I think Urbina's ability, not just contract, is more marketable than Percival's. At least right now.
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Postby Simulacrum » Tue Jun 07, 2005 4:01 pm

Blast!! Percival just got snagged off my wire, I was planning on picking him up thursday when a trade goes through.

Is Urbina still worth a roster spot for someone strictly in need of saves? :-?
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Postby toofunnyy » Tue Jun 07, 2005 4:13 pm

Urbina is still worth a spot, but I'd trade him if you can. Percival will return as the closer, unless he totally sucks out. They would be quite happy with Urbina as the setup man, and Percy closing. Or trading Urbina.
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Postby TexDawg45 » Tue Jun 07, 2005 5:58 pm

yahoo has Percival as the closer on Detroit's depth chart. I need to know soon because I have them both!
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