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Postby tms298 » Wed Mar 29, 2006 3:45 pm

This spring:

Floyd
ERA-2.08
IP-21.2
K-15
BB-7
H-17

Madson
ERA-1.89
IP-19
K-14
BB-4
H-12
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Postby acsguitar » Wed Mar 29, 2006 3:53 pm

Krunk City King$ wrote:
5 wrote:Heilman, Madson back in the pen?

Helping the Braves win the division yet again. :-/


:-D

Feller in my league just drafted....

J Sosa
R Madson
A Heilman

The funny thing is that there was no "back to the pen" talk until he drafted them....


I like Sosa in the Pen at least it gives him dual eligability and he might become the closer
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Postby Havok1517 » Wed Mar 29, 2006 3:58 pm

The thing here is that Madson, like Heilman, would make that weak bullpen much stronger. I've heard that Gordon isn't perfect right now and if he goes down or needs a day off, why would they use the disproven Rhodes are a closer? I really believe that if Madson goes to the pen and Floyd gets a spot in the rotation the Phillies as a team increase their chances of contending by a lot. The Philly bullpen, minus Madson, is weaker than the Mets and they went with Heilman for the same reason. Philly is fairly deep in young SPs and pitching Madson in a setup/closer role is a good idea at least until they get some RP prodution from some younger players. Plus, the Philles are looking to trade Cormier and that loss will surely force Madson to the pen, imo.
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Postby swyck » Wed Mar 29, 2006 4:23 pm

As a Phils fan I'd like to see Madson start over Franklin. I dont know how Franklin has a job or why we brought him here, but he'd do less damage in the pen. This does weaken the pen, and some of the discussion saying Madson would be better there make sense. Still, I think Madson can do a good job as an SP, while Franklin would just put the team in a position to lose.

As a fantasy player, IMO Madson has more early value as an MR, where he can get holds, maybe take over if Gordon has problems. As an SP he'd be a sleeper, possibly a late round guy depending on how deep the league is.
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Postby Krunk City King$ » Wed Mar 29, 2006 4:26 pm

acsguitar wrote:
Krunk City King$ wrote:
5 wrote:Heilman, Madson back in the pen?

Helping the Braves win the division yet again. :-/


:-D

Feller in my league just drafted....

J Sosa
R Madson
A Heilman

The funny thing is that there was no "back to the pen" talk until he drafted them....


I like Sosa in the Pen at least it gives him dual eligability and he might become the closer


Sosa made 24 relief appearces last season..so he should qualify.

There was talk of the Braves wanting to trade Thompson and put JS into the rotation. Locals have said that JS looks as if he gained about 20 pounds of "soft weight" during the offseason.

Sosa said that he need to build up his arm strength and stamina since returning from the WBC. So there was also talk of Atlanta not trading away Thompson until he came around. Then JT came down with this "elbow injury." So who knows....but with this "injury" it appears as if Sosa is set to be in the rotation for sure as of now.
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