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Latroy Hawkins now the closer?

Postby Chuckles » Sun Jul 17, 2005 7:54 pm

Hawkins got the save today, a day after Walker blew it in convincing fashion...does anybody know if this is for good, or for a day's rest? Thanks all!! ;-D
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Postby Raf » Sun Jul 17, 2005 7:56 pm

day's rest
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Postby rocky123 » Sun Jul 17, 2005 8:09 pm

Jeez, I hope not. I will have destroyed my bullpen in one fell swoop if that happens. I was debating on who to drop between Walker and Reitsma and decided on Reitsma after looking at their stats for the last month. So if Walker loses the job I'm out one closer and oh yeah I dropped Reitsma for Farnsworth who's sure to get suspended so there go two of my three closers....maybe :~(
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Postby Sp_Da_Man » Sun Jul 17, 2005 10:13 pm

I'm no Walker fan but from the highlights I saw of the blown save he wasn't that bad.

It looked like one ball just got past the second basemen, a blown call on a third strike & didn't one ball hit the first base bag & take a weird hop?

I'm guessing he's still the guy.
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Postby stumpak » Mon Jul 18, 2005 9:35 am

Hawkins has proven time again that he can't close. Someone would have to be an idiot to even consider him as anything beyond an 8th inning guy.
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Postby mcqfesijiba » Mon Jul 18, 2005 9:39 am

Walker's still the closer, but they have to have a backup plan ready to go. And it very well might be Hawkins. Poor history of closing or not, their options are limited if Walker falters down the line.
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Postby bdrotoronto » Mon Jul 18, 2005 10:09 am

mcqfesijiba wrote:Walker's still the closer, but they have to have a backup plan ready to go. And it very well might be Hawkins. Poor history of closing or not, their options are limited if Walker falters down the line.

Benitez?.. :-?
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Postby chadlincoln » Mon Jul 18, 2005 11:05 am

As a Cubs fan, I'd say no chance.
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Postby d18Mike » Mon Jul 18, 2005 1:26 pm

Hawkins has had just over 100 SV Opps in his career and has blown about 30% of them -- that means just under 1/3 times he gets the ball in a SV situation loses the lead. That's atrocious. And that ratio hasn't been getting better as his career has progressed. Even a middling CL -- like Mesa -- blows maybe 1/6.

Not saying he won't close in SF -- I think he might. But it might not be pretty.
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Postby myteamsucks » Mon Jul 18, 2005 2:52 pm

arm tendinitis, expect hawkins to close for 2, 3 days, then walker is back.


walker only blew it cause of a BS call by the umps.
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