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Postby TheMeXiKaN » Wed Mar 29, 2006 12:54 pm

He's been moved to the BP. I read in the Times that he may now be the primary Set-up man for Wagner. Anyone got the scoop? I'm in a league that count holds and I'm thinking of grabbing him.
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Postby KOSTAS » Wed Mar 29, 2006 1:01 pm

He should be very strong in the holds category and be one of the top SU guys around this year because he gets lots of K's.
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Postby KolbSaves » Wed Mar 29, 2006 1:13 pm

Could you find a link that says that the Mets will use Heilman in the set up role?
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Postby raiders_umpire » Wed Mar 29, 2006 1:22 pm

If Heilman is indeed the 8th inning man this year, I think he will have a very nice year with holds and ks.
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Postby TheMeXiKaN » Wed Mar 29, 2006 1:24 pm

This from the NYMETS website :

The reassignment hardly is a slap in his face, though. The Mets have the highest regard for Heilman. They recognized his value last season, found more evidence of it when other clubs inquired about his availability this offseason and they ultimately realized the bullpen, even with Billy Wagner, might have become a liability without Heilman.

"With all the money we're paying Billy, you want to be able to get to him with a lead," a member of the club's hierarchy said on Sunday before the decision was made. "With Aaron and Billy, we can shut 'em down in the eighth and ninth."

I like the sound of it guys . . . .. PLUS hes got SP eligibilty! you can throw him in the SP spot if you dont need to fill it with a starter! I'm very cloe to pulling the trigger and dropping Majewski for him Opinions?
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Postby TheMeXiKaN » Wed Mar 29, 2006 1:30 pm

KolbSaves wrote:Could you find a link that says that the Mets will use Heilman in the set up role?


http://newyork.mets.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/ ... p&c_id=nym
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Postby KolbSaves » Wed Mar 29, 2006 1:48 pm

Thanks, that's delicious.
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Postby KolbSaves » Wed Mar 29, 2006 1:50 pm

although, this should be noted:

"Randolph generally prefers not to be pinned down, so he didn't make the eighth inning Heilman's domain. The three relievers the Mets imported during the winter -- Dauner Sanchez, Jorge Julio and Chad Bradford -- will have equally undefined roles, but all will find work after the starter has been removed. But the three are not nearly as effective against left-handed hitters as they are against right-handed hitters. It's not a small consideration. Heilman referred generally to needs of the bullpen as a "certain other circumstance."

Though right-handed, he was quite effective against left-handed hitters last season because of his changeup. No less a left-handed hitter than Carlos Delgado raved about him last year."
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Postby TheMeXiKaN » Wed Mar 29, 2006 2:28 pm

KolbSaves wrote:although, this should be noted:

"Randolph generally prefers not to be pinned down, so he didn't make the eighth inning Heilman's domain. The three relievers the Mets imported during the winter -- Dauner Sanchez, Jorge Julio and Chad Bradford -- will have equally undefined roles, but all will find work after the starter has been removed. But the three are not nearly as effective against left-handed hitters as they are against right-handed hitters. It's not a small consideration. Heilman referred generally to needs of the bullpen as a "certain other circumstance."

Though right-handed, he was quite effective against left-handed hitters last season because of his changeup. No less a left-handed hitter than Carlos Delgado raved about him last year."



Yea I saw that too.

MORE INFO: Seconds ago, when asked about the specific roles of NY METS RP, the Mets' BP coach said on the FSNY telecast of Mets vs. Braves that, while Willie likes to be flexible, Wagner will definately be closing, and Heilman will defintely be getting valuable outs in the 8th inning.

Its a go in my eyes, I just dropped Majewski for him.
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Postby JohnnyBenchBest Ever » Wed Mar 29, 2006 2:42 pm

Does he have more value than Wheeler as an 8th inning guy?
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