MotorCityKitties wrote: cloverhurstdawg wrote:
nikku88 wrote:Unless Guardado gets injured I don't see him losing the closer's job. He's a FA after this year so he probably will get traded near the deadline and he would be worth a lot more if he's still the closer.
I was thinking this too, and it's probably right, but does he really have more trade value that way? Whoever trades for him won't be looking for a closer, they'll be looking for a setup man. So does it really matter what role Guardado is playing in the Mariner pen? The most important thing for Eddie's trade value is that he is pitching well, no matter what role he is in
Good answer. I was thinking this last night. In fact the only decent team that may need a closer at some point is Atlanta. If he was pitching well as a setup man I'm sure he would have value.
However, I still think Eddie will stay as the closer unless he gets hurt.
However he is not pitching well. He continues to blow, literally.
Eddie Guardado - R - SEA Apr 25 2006 1:40AM
Eddie Guardado blew a second straight save opportunity when he gave up a solo homer to Brian Anderson on Monday night.
Another big two-out mistake for Guardado, and this one came with two strikes on Anderson. Last Monday, he gave up a two-run, walkoff homer to Mark Loretta versus Boston, and in his only appearance since, he took a loss after walking four batters in a non-save situation against the Rangers. Fortunately for "Everyday Eddie," the tie was preserved tonight and the Mariners won in 11. Still, he needs to put together some clean innings.