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Postby benjapage » Thu Jun 09, 2005 4:54 pm

cbs reports:
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Closer Eddie Guardado hasn't allowed a run in his past 11 innings, converting all nine save opportunities during that stretch.
(Updated 06/09/2005).
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Guardado is one of the better closers on the trade market right now. If he gets dealt to be a closer for a contender, a now-healthy Everyday Eddie's Fantasy value will rocket.


should this speculation suddenly be realized, who would take over closing duties in seattle? putz? rafael soriano?

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Postby Pogotheostrich » Thu Jun 09, 2005 4:58 pm

I think it would be Putz.

Why would his value rocket? He is pretty valuable right now and I'm not convinced going to a contending team would increase it.
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Postby dkakridas » Thu Jun 09, 2005 4:59 pm

IMO, Putz should/ would get the first shot and depending on how he does, it could also turn into a commitee with Putz, Hasegawa ,Mateo and even Raffy Soriano in the mix.

Putz has not pitched very well in late innings situations this year (gave up a few bombs that were not earned runs) so he would have to start pitching a whole lot better for him to get the role outright.
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Postby Webster11 » Thu Jun 09, 2005 5:05 pm

Is it also possible that he could be traded and then forced to become a setup man?
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Postby dkakridas » Thu Jun 09, 2005 5:06 pm

Good point. He would make a great setup man on the Red Sox for instance.
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Postby tiger spit » Thu Jun 09, 2005 5:51 pm

any word when soriano is expected back? last i heard it was july/aug..
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Postby dkakridas » Thu Jun 09, 2005 5:53 pm

I recently heard he was throwing 90-94 and about a month away.
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Postby max1889 » Thu Jun 09, 2005 5:54 pm

dkakridas wrote:Good point. He would make a great setup man on the Red Sox for instance.


I would prefer Foulke in set-up, listening to him on WEEI makes me think he doesn't have the closer mentality and would be perfect in set up.
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Postby dkakridas » Thu Jun 09, 2005 5:56 pm

Well, Foulke is a proven commodity. He has closed and closed well with great stats to back it up for many years now. I think he may be injured a bit this year and that's the reason for the decreased velocity.

But you can't discount what the guy has done- led a team to the World Series Title and basically won the series MVP as THE CLOSER!!
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Postby stumpak » Thu Jun 09, 2005 9:29 pm

As a lefty, it is quite likely that Guardado is a set-up guy if he gets traded.
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