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Postby kcs261 » Sun May 07, 2006 8:39 pm

Does Guardado get the job back? Does Putz keep it? Does Soriano eventually get it? Personally, I'd like it to be Soriano. Anybody have any thoughts on how this might play out? Thanks.
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Postby Mugrila » Sun May 07, 2006 8:54 pm

For the short term Putz will get most of the opps. I have a feeling he will be better in that role than Soriano b/c of the mental aspect of closing. I just read an article on how Putz has been hanging around Eddie G and learning the mental aspect of handling the closer role. I think Soriano could do the job as well, but I think Putz will keep it until he shows he isn't the right man.
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Postby ThisOneGuy » Sun May 07, 2006 9:01 pm

Since Eddie was removed from the closer's role, Soriano has pitched in two games. One was in the seventh, in a tie ballgame, the other in the eighth of a game that Seattle was losing.

Early indications seem to point to them saving (pardon the pun) Putz for save situations, but it's still only been a few days since Eddie lost the job.
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Postby Mugrila » Sun May 07, 2006 9:08 pm

ThisOneGuy wrote:Since Eddie was removed from the closer's role, Soriano has pitched in two games. One was in the seventh, in a tie ballgame, the other in the eighth of a game that Seattle was losing.

Early indications seem to point to them saving (pardon the pun) Putz for save situations, but it's still only been a few days since Eddie lost the job.


"Right now, we're going to go with Putz as much as we can," Hargrove said. "His stuff has looked good all year. It was good to see him come in [Saturday] and do what he did."

from the seattle website.
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Postby ThisOneGuy » Sun May 07, 2006 9:35 pm

Mugrila wrote:
ThisOneGuy wrote:Since Eddie was removed from the closer's role, Soriano has pitched in two games. One was in the seventh, in a tie ballgame, the other in the eighth of a game that Seattle was losing.

Early indications seem to point to them saving (pardon the pun) Putz for save situations, but it's still only been a few days since Eddie lost the job.


"Right now, we're going to go with Putz as much as we can," Hargrove said. "His stuff has looked good all year. It was good to see him come in [Saturday] and do what he did."

from the seattle website.


Well as a Putz owner and someone who just cut Soriano, that is very good news!

Love hearing the local chatter on these matters. ;-D
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Postby Double Play Ball » Sun May 07, 2006 9:50 pm

it looks almost certain that outz will win this job. he is built for a closers role. high strikout pitcher with fierce attitude. soriano is much better suited for the setup role
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Postby oddmanout7 » Sun May 07, 2006 10:13 pm

In the short term I believe Putz will take over the closers role, but Soriano has great stuff and is the SEA closer of the future IMO so he may be worked in more difficult situations to prepare him mentally for the role.
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Postby AKhomebrewer » Mon May 08, 2006 1:06 am

Short-term, it's definitely Putz. You might see Soriano (or a rare try for Sherrill if the game ends with a couple lefties) if Putz has gone back-to-back days.

Mid-term, Guardado could win it back by regaining his effectiveness. Hargrove has bent over backward to assure the Seattle press that Guardado is his closer ... just happens to not be closing at the moment.

Long-term, Soriano certainly has a shot, but only if Guardado continues to scuffle and Putz gets hurt or runs into a rough patch. There's a heirarchy to bullpens and Eddie has already forced Hargrove to mess with this one more than he wanted to. There's no way Soriano grabs the job without further trouble to BOTH Guardado and Putz.
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