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Postby tmlfan4ever » Tue Apr 04, 2006 1:45 pm

Anybody know if macdougal is going to be given the closer job when he gets back on the team? I find it hard to believe that he could lose the job in a months time.

Grabbed him off the waiver wire and I plan on investing a bench spot on him to boost my weak saves numbers come may.

Any help is appreciated.
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Postby The Loveable Losers » Tue Apr 04, 2006 3:05 pm

There's been no word to the contrary but teams normally don't just come out and say 'when the guy comes back the job is his'.

MacDougal had the job coming out of camp. He would have to either do something or have his replacement do something in order for that to change.

So I guess the question becomes 'Is Burgos likely to do something spectacular enough to keep the job?'. I'd lay odds at about 50-50 there. If Burgos can avoid walking people he WILL be the closer. He's got a live arm with great stuff. He is a dominant pitcher that struck out over a batter an inning last year. Unfortunately he walked almost a batter every other inning giving him a k/bb just over 2. If he gets around a 3 k/bb ratio I'd bet he ends up having enough success to keep the job.
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Postby Amazinz » Tue Apr 04, 2006 4:05 pm

The Loveable Losers wrote:So I guess the question becomes 'Is Burgos likely to do something spectacular enough to keep the job?'.

I agree. This is the key. As long as he has good control Burgos will keep the job. I have no idea how likely this is.
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