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Gordon or Madson? Closer in Phillie?

Postby wkelly91 » Sun Dec 18, 2005 9:16 am

Gordon or Madsen?

I know Gordon wanted to sign somehere where he could close, yet I'm still reading in places that Madson might be the closer? Who will it be? :-?
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Postby krodisgreat » Sun Dec 18, 2005 9:26 am

i think they might alternate between the two players each sharing the closing job.
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Postby Talyn » Sun Dec 18, 2005 11:17 am

Gordon is the closer. Madson probably won't even be in the bullpen, the Phillies have said that it's most likely Madson is going into the rotation. The main reason for this is the cost of starting pitchers, it will be easier, and cheaper for the Phillies to acquire a reliever.
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Postby Music2004Man » Sun Dec 18, 2005 11:43 am

Talyn wrote:Gordon is the closer. Madson probably won't even be in the bullpen, the Phillies have said that it's most likely Madson is going into the rotation. The main reason for this is the cost of starting pitchers, it will be easier, and cheaper for the Phillies to acquire a reliever.


I agree with Talyn here. I think that Gordon will be the closer and the Phils want to put Madson into the rotation. The problem is that their bullpen is really thin and they haven't been able to pick up any middle relievers to fill out the pen. Fultz is their lefty set-up man right now which is just ugly. The Phils were supposedly interested in Looper until he signed with the Cards. It will be interesting to see what GIllick does over the next couple of months but Gordon is definitely the closer for now.
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Postby bronxxbomber » Sun Dec 18, 2005 11:44 am

Gordon was looking for a spot where he could close. If not for that I think he would have stayed with the Yanks. I don't expect Madsen to start though, I think Cole Hamels will beat him for the last spot and Madsen will go back to the pen.
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Postby rlee » Sun Dec 18, 2005 12:33 pm

Just today, Rotoworld was reporting that the Phils' plan is to have Madson, Robinson Tejeda, and Cole Hamels all compete for the 5th slot in the rotation. Gordon will be their closer, at least to start the season.
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Postby NZF » Sun Dec 18, 2005 8:43 pm

No way Madson closes with Gordon setting up. Flash was picked up by the Phillies to close. No need for discussion, end of story.

I'm also picking Madson to be in the starting rotation in 2006.
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Postby perlick29 » Mon Dec 19, 2005 12:21 am

bronxxbomber wrote:Gordon was looking for a spot where he could close. If not for that I think he would have stayed with the Yanks. I don't expect Madsen to start though, I think Cole Hamels will beat him for the last spot and Madsen will go back to the pen.


Cole is going to spend another half year in the minors. Madsen into the rotation is a strong possibility, Gordon closing is a certainty.
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Postby blankman » Mon Dec 19, 2005 12:22 am

I don't see why this is a question. Gordon was signed to close, and that's what he'll do.
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Postby JoeSoCal » Mon Dec 19, 2005 8:31 pm

Gordon is being paid closer money. Period.
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