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Postby scr » Sat Aug 27, 2005 8:01 am

Any thoughts on Jones being the FL closer next year?

Since the all-star break, Jones has 17 saves, a 0.45 ERA and K/9 rate over 8.

Does he have a shot at keeping the job?
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Postby rlee » Sat Aug 27, 2005 10:25 am

On Baseball Tonight last night, Jeff Brantley said that Jones has re-invented himself by coming up with a cutter, which makes his 4 seam fastball more effective. As good as he has been this year (NO runs allowed in last 16 appearances), why would the Fish not consider him for next year. He must be coming at a pretty low price.
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Postby warrick95 » Sat Aug 27, 2005 3:19 pm

I think they'll re-sign him to a 2-year deal. They'd probably prefer a 1-year deal of course, but Jones' performance bodes well for his chances at 2.

IMO, he'll pull a Shingo next year.
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Postby davidmarver » Sat Aug 27, 2005 3:31 pm

I wouldn't expect this to last into next season; this doesn't mean he won't be servicable, but he's pitching way over his head right now. If you have a chance in a keeper league...deal him this offseason with another player to upgrade. IMO he's just Rod Beck-ing circa 2003 right now.
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Postby baseball6791 » Sat Aug 27, 2005 3:36 pm

I believe that FL will resign him and he will start the season, but will end up being ineffective once people learn his cutter. They will then try out Mota again or have to look elsewhere for an option. I agree with dm, if you have a chance to deal him in a keeper I'd do it.
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