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Postby BillyHallDisciple » Wed Mar 29, 2006 10:47 pm

I know Jenks is on a short leash. Do you think he'll be replaced by Cotts sooner than later?
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Postby SOUTHSIDE HITMEN » Wed Mar 29, 2006 10:55 pm

Ozzie likes to do a closer by committee sometimes. Koch, Shingo, Hermanson and Jenks in two years. I wouldn't trust Jenks right now and if Ozzie does go to a closer it might be Politte not Cotts.
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Postby BillyHallDisciple » Wed Mar 29, 2006 10:59 pm

Thanks for the insight. I read a couple days ago Ozzie said Cotts was next in line, but as you said, Ozzie goes on a whim sometimes esp. w/ closers.
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Postby AcidRock23 » Wed Mar 29, 2006 11:09 pm

I was up in Chicago (from Champaign...) last week and read the paper pretty much every day and there was some quote about Cotts being the guy.

Here's one of them...

The only downside I can see to Cotts is the bias against lefty closers. :-?
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Postby Havok1517 » Wed Mar 29, 2006 11:11 pm

Havok1517 wrote:
I agree, it seems to me that Cotts would be more valuable as a lefty MR than as a closer. There have been successful lefty closers (Wagner & Ryan). I seriously doubt that Cotts will close if Jenks stuggles unless matchups call for a lefty. I think Hermanson and Politte would get the call before Cotts. Cott's no better than Marte has been in the past and the same rule applied to Marte. The only lefty they have besides Cotts is the new Thornton (who is avg. at best). Something to remember.
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Postby AcidRock23 » Wed Mar 29, 2006 11:16 pm

I think that Hermanson's still having back problems though, according to Yahoo:

"Mar 25 Updating an ongoing story, The Chicago Tribune reports Chicago White Sox RP Dustin Hermanson (back) is scheduled to undergo his third in a series of three epidural shots on March 28, but he will likely not start the regular season on the 25-man roster because his recurring pain has affected his workouts, delivery and velocity. The team said there is a good chance Hermanson is headed for the 15-day disabled list. "

I dunno about Pollitte. I have Jenks on one team and kind of squeezed the roster a bit to grab Cotts but I'm not really sure how long I'll be able to play that game. :~(
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Postby BillyHallDisciple » Wed Mar 29, 2006 11:17 pm

People keep mentioning Hermanson lately, but he's injured right now, I thought he was put on the DL.
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Postby AcidRock23 » Wed Mar 29, 2006 11:20 pm

BillyHallDisciple wrote:People keep mentioning Hermanson lately, but he's injured right now, I thought he was put on the DL.


yeah, epidural shots are what they give people having babies, I usually try to steer clear of them on my fantasy teams!! :-D
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Postby Havok1517 » Wed Mar 29, 2006 11:22 pm

Yeah, Herm is out for awhile. I wrote the post a few days ago and just cut and pasted it. My money is on Politte if Jenks goes down.
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Postby TheYanks04 » Wed Mar 29, 2006 11:25 pm

Pollitte was awful as a closer. If he got the job that would be a closer NOT worth a roster spot imo.
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