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Committee no more. Putz is Mariners' closer (for now).

Postby Pacman » Mon May 08, 2006 7:30 am

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/players/7205/news


May 8 The Seattle Times reports Seattle Mariners manager Mike Hargrove has re-thought his closer-by-committee approach and installed RP J.J. Putz as the closer for the time being. Hargrove warned Putz would not be an automatic choice for the final inning, saying his usage would depend on the situation and how much work Putz has gotten in recent innings.
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Postby thomasps3 » Mon May 08, 2006 8:34 am

This kinda reminds me of LaTroy Hawkins and Damaso Marte. Both guys were "stuff" guys who supposedly were back of the 'pen type RPs. Soriano has terrific stuff and might be better suited, make-up wise, to be a set up man at this point in time. Putz has been lights out this year, and with a bit more experience than Soriano, Hargrove has made the right call. The possibility of ruining a guy if he doesn't produce in a pretty significant role seems more likely the reason Hargrove made the call he did.

**DISCLAIMER** I own Putz in a money league....go Putz!
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Postby mrider » Mon May 08, 2006 9:04 am

Putz has been awesome and as a reliever those extra k's are awesome.
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Postby pangbones » Mon May 08, 2006 9:13 am

Glad I dropped Coco for Putz!!! Now I have to swing a trade to the Guardado owner. :-D
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Postby 5 » Mon May 08, 2006 9:45 am

pangbones wrote:Glad I dropped Coco for Putz!!! Now I have to swing a trade to the Guardado owner. :-D


...and get Coco back
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Postby nixonforpres » Mon May 08, 2006 10:46 am

Guardado worth holding onto? I will, I believe, in a 15 team roto, but are people letting him go now. Any predictions on when he'll get another chance to close?
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Postby Snakes Gould » Mon May 08, 2006 11:07 am

yeah i think eddie is still worth holding on to. Hargrove wants him to get the job back, so you have to think he will eventually.
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Postby ThatDude » Mon May 08, 2006 11:32 am

I just picked Guardado off the WW in a league where I am desparate for saves. I've only got Wagner and Camp right now.

However, I've got Putz in 3 other leagues, so that's good news for those leagues.
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Postby The Loveable Losers » Mon May 08, 2006 6:13 pm

Snakes Gould wrote:yeah i think eddie is still worth holding on to. Hargrove wants him to get the job back, so you have to think he will eventually.


I agree. They want to trade Eddie and right now they'd be lucky to get Tyler Walker and a bag of peanuts. They really need Guardado back closing games and looking good so they can at least get a few decent prospects when they ship him out (since this is his FA year and they won't be resigning him).
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Postby Thursday » Mon May 08, 2006 6:45 pm

First Cordero, now Guardado. What's going on with closers this year? Not that i mind, as i have or have had the following:

Rodney
Worrell
Burgos
Miceli
Papelbon
Otsuka

and Putz in my other league.

Next year, i SWEAR it, i will draft one lights-out closer, and no more. It baffles me how much this happens.
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