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Postby pokerplaya » Wed Jul 06, 2005 2:21 pm

Boston123 wrote:According to the interview with Terry, he volunteered for it. He said for an inning or two, Curt is the best in the game. But right now, he's not sure if he can repeat his delivery for 7 innings.

Curt WILL be in the pen.


For a few games, sure. But I still see him back in the rotation in a few weeks, whether you agree with me or not. Just because he is to be in the pen for the immediate future does NOT mean he stays there.
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Postby Transmogrifier » Wed Jul 06, 2005 2:21 pm

Very interesting. I don't think it'll last long, but if he can't go many innings at this point, it's worth trying. Tune up on ML hitting in short bursts rather than in Pawtucket.
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Postby Dice » Wed Jul 06, 2005 2:26 pm

The Jury wrote:They're not paying Curt that kind of money to come out of the pen.


They're not paying Curt that kind of money to pitch in Pawtucket or last four innings in the majors, which are the other options right now.

This is basically a rehab stint.
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Postby Transmogrifier » Wed Jul 06, 2005 7:06 pm

Exactly. This is a case of mechanics, apparently, and him not being able to repeat his motion 100 times in one day. Theoretically, he can do it a few times a week for 20-30 times each.
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Postby soxwillchoke » Wed Jul 06, 2005 7:38 pm

What role would he have? Long relief or set-up? I couldn't see him closing. But then again, as stated, few saw this coming in the first place.

Maybe he could solve their closer problems.
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Postby rmeesig » Wed Jul 06, 2005 7:41 pm

soxwillchoke wrote:What role would he have? Long relief or set-up? I couldn't see him closing. But then again, as stated, few saw this coming in the first place.

Maybe he could solve their closer problems.


On the NESN pregame today, they said Foulke will be out 4-6 weeks to have his knee scoped.

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Postby djack909 » Wed Jul 06, 2005 7:43 pm

I'm listening to the Mets game. During the play-by-play, they said Curt would be the Bosox closer. I think he will pitch middle innings for a couple weeks.
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Postby uucrook3d » Wed Jul 06, 2005 10:29 pm

any you guys believe this crap? i think they just wanted a story to run. makes no since to have your most valuable starter become a closer.
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Postby The Jury » Wed Jul 06, 2005 10:35 pm

Dice wrote:
The Jury wrote:They're not paying Curt that kind of money to come out of the pen.


They're not paying Curt that kind of money to pitch in Pawtucket or last four innings in the majors, which are the other options right now.

This is basically a rehab stint.


I was referring to him becoming the closer, not to his bullpen stint.
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Postby blankman » Wed Jul 06, 2005 10:46 pm

The Jury wrote:
Dice wrote:
The Jury wrote:They're not paying Curt that kind of money to come out of the pen.


They're not paying Curt that kind of money to pitch in Pawtucket or last four innings in the majors, which are the other options right now.

This is basically a rehab stint.


I was referring to him becoming the closer, not to his bullpen stint.


Who said he'd close? Anyone?


Not a chance he closes. This isn't permanent, so they'll look for a more permanent option in the way of a closer.

This is probably a pretty good idea by Boston given their immediate need for help in the pen and their acknowledgement that Schilling is no where near ready to start.
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