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Postby stumpak » Fri May 19, 2006 9:41 am

I actually remember Leyland never consistently using a single closer during his division title years in Pittsburgh.
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Postby CeeLoGreen » Fri May 19, 2006 3:23 pm

I would tend to think an old school manager like Leyland woulnd't have a problem moving the higher priced reliever to setup and throw Rodney in there. Maybe that is just wishful thinking though.

After reading the thread, I would say the chances of him getting injured or performing badly are pretty good.
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Postby Fireball Express » Fri May 19, 2006 3:29 pm

Just a FYI, Jones pitched 3 days in a row. If there is a Det save op tonight it will be Rodney who gets it.
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Postby mcqfesijiba » Fri May 19, 2006 4:39 pm

He gave up a run last night for the first time in 6 games. Big deal. He's saved 12/13 games.

Rodney has actually been shakier of late than Todd Jones walking 5 batters and giving up 3 ER in his last 4 appearances.

Jones has done nothing at all yet to risk losing the job.
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Postby d18Mike » Sat Jun 10, 2006 5:28 pm

Anyone changing their views about Jones in the last month? I stand by my prediction above, and before the season. No way he's closing by the AS break.
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Postby SuperSlugger360 » Sat Jun 10, 2006 5:29 pm

Hmm, while Jones hasn't been all that hot as of late (like you predicted, d18), Rodney hasn't been fantastic as well.

Interesting saga. I'd love for Rodney to be the closer.
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Postby Havok1517 » Sat Jun 10, 2006 5:37 pm

I see no reason, besides money, why Jones is still closing. Also, I think Rodney is Det's best trade chip (he and Thames). Would love to see Zumaya get the job. With his stuff, he can learn and be successful at the same time. He's a future stud closer and Leyland loves him.
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Postby TheRawDAWG » Sat Jun 10, 2006 6:50 pm

Zumaya deserves to be the closer. Rodney hasn't been that hot and Jones has been down right horrible. Even his save today was nerve racking...
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Postby Dan Lambskin » Mon Jun 12, 2006 9:13 am

no argument that Zumaya is the best guy out of the pen right now, and Rodney has been better than Jones even with his recent struggles, but you dont pay a guy $6 mil to be your 7th inning setup man. besides, if Jones doesnt close you still have to pitch him, so he blows the game in the 7th instead of the 9th?

i just dont see a change being made barring trade or injury
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Postby teddyballgamemvp » Mon Jun 12, 2006 10:36 am

Dan Lambskin wrote:no argument that Zumaya is the best guy out of the pen right now, and Rodney has been better than Jones even with his recent struggles, but you dont pay a guy $6 mil to be your 7th inning setup man. besides, if Jones doesnt close you still have to pitch him, so he blows the game in the 7th instead of the 9th?

i just dont see a change being made barring trade or injury


Detroit has at least a 50% chance to make the playoffs via division win or WC, if Shelton can get back on track, and give them about 30+ homers. They still lead the majors in ERA. Thames has been a revelation. Zumaya has been an anchor. They have 5 guys with double-digit homers already, and we're not even halfway through June (Granderson is 1 homer shy of making it 6). They have lots of very nice parts.

When you have a shot to win, a team has to take it. It doesn't matter about how big Jones' paycheck is.
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