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Postby rfa94wp98 » Fri Mar 31, 2006 6:09 pm

I would love to pick up a closer/MR who gets holds that qualifies as an SP. Is Papelbon going to close once Foulke goes down?
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Re: BoSox fans - Papelbon??

Postby thedude » Fri Mar 31, 2006 6:27 pm

rfa94wp98 wrote:I would love to pick up a closer/MR who gets holds that qualifies as an SP. Is Papelbon going to close once Foulke goes down?

Yes he is the first choice until Hansen is ready. :-]
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Postby wags6817 » Mon Apr 03, 2006 7:45 pm

He looked awesome today in one innning pitched with one k and nobody got on. Better than Foulke's 3 hits, one run and looking terriable.
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Postby thomasps3 » Wed Apr 05, 2006 2:58 pm

The sox are really excited about this kid. Compares with Jon Lester, the kid in the minors who is touted as one of the best P prospects in the minors.

Papelbon throws a heavy ball that seems to have some extra action when approaching the plate. The Sox are grooming him to be a front of the rotation starter, but in all likelihood, he will probably end up at the back end of the 'pen by the ALL Star break.

If they determine he isn't ready, then Timlin would take over, as he did last year when Foulke went down....

I really don't see Hnasen as a factor this year. He has nasty stuff, but the Sox are not the A's, and have the win at all costs mentality that dictates Hansen needs more seasoning until he is clearly the back end guy.
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