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Postby jdh » Mon Jun 30, 2003 10:48 pm

Just a FYI for those looking for cheap saves or a roster replacement for Politte, according to TSN and RotoWorld, Tosca said that he is going to give Acevedo a shot at closing for the Jays.
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Postby McGill » Mon Jun 30, 2003 10:52 pm

I thought it was Aquilino Lopez...? I guess I'll just have to wait and see. :-?



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Postby joshparrish » Mon Jun 30, 2003 10:53 pm

if he is the closer it will not happen for a few days:

Jun 30 Acevedo has been placed on the bereavement list by the Toronto Blue Jays. The righthander is expected to miss the next 3-7 days, as he attends the funeral of his grandmother in Chicago. Once he returns to the team, Acevedo likely will take over as closer, replacing Cliff Politte, who is on the disabled list with a strained pitching shoulder. Jason Kershner takes Acevedo's spot on the roster.

that is what is listed on Yahoo.
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Postby benjapage » Mon Jun 30, 2003 10:55 pm

boy, i just dropped lyon to pick up a-lopez...and i was excited, because i love the little guy. now, i'm sad. having to drop him for that fat little booger, acevedo brings me no joy.

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Postby bleach168 » Mon Jun 30, 2003 10:58 pm

Acevedo was picked up over 7 hours ago in my league. Damn!
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Postby Dr.DooM » Mon Jun 30, 2003 11:45 pm

I just dropped Lopez for Acevedo. Even if he's out on restricted leave, no one will be willing to take Lopez off waivers for the next 3 days in my league. Muhaha.
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Postby Siege1386 » Tue Jul 01, 2003 12:36 am

As a Yanks fan, I congratulate the Blue Jays on using Acevedo as a closer. :-D
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Re: Acevedo announced as Jays closer

Postby wrveres » Tue Jul 01, 2003 12:37 am

jdh wrote:Just a FYI for those looking for cheap saves or a roster replacement for Politte, according to TSN and RotoWorld, Tosca said that he is going to give Acevedo a shot at closing for the Jays.


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Postby Leiter Fan » Tue Jul 01, 2003 4:40 am

I wouldn't expect too much from Acevedo, since there seems to be conflicting information on this subject. The information in this thread directly contradicts the most recent post by Fanball.com, which was put up this afternoon (i.e., before this thread was started):

Blue Jays: Committee to close in Politte's absence

by Fanball Staff - Fanball.com
Monday, June 30, 2003

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The Toronto Blue Jays placed closer Cliff Politte on the 15-day DL with soreness in his right shoulder, and manager Carlos Tosca said he would use a committee approach while Politte is on the shelf. “It will probably be a combination of [Trever] Miller and [Aquilino] Lopez, [Juan] Acevedo and [Tanyon] Sturtze,” said Tosca. “We’ll mix and match.” Acevedo will be out of the mix for up to a week while he is on bereavement leave due to the death of his grandmother.

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A committee is hardly the perfect way (obligatory reference to the 80’s song by Scritti Politti, which by law must appear in every Cliff Politte news item) for the Jays to fill the void left by Politte's injury. Cliff is 11-for-14 in save situations since taking over for Kelvim Escobar in early May, and he’ll likely resume full-time closer duties if his shoulder problems clear up. Acevedo, who had 28 saves for the Tigers last year, ! would be the logical candidate were he not away from the team. Picking up Miller, Lopez, or Sturtze would probably yield a couple saves at best over the next two weeks and is advised only in AL-only leagues where you are absolutely desperate for saves.
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Postby Siege1386 » Tue Jul 01, 2003 4:47 am

The dreaded commitees :-/
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