So what kind of numbers do you think that he will put up once he returns and how long do you think before he returns to getting the majority of the saves??? I have Shiggy right now and would be hurting for a closer when sasaki comes back, but have been offered kaz for suppan straight up....
Sasaki began the season pitching poorly and that was probably mainly because of his injury. Then, he got on a tear, but then got hurt again. If Sasaki's healthy, he's a top closer. I think he should be fine for the rest of the year. I would definitely deal Suppan for him. I thought Melvin said that Sasaki'd return to the closer's role as soon as he returned from DL, which is the end of this week, I believe.
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Sasaki has been shelled in A Ball (A-Ball!!). His velocity has not returned and hasn't even improved in the last 2 weeks. That spells trouble.
I don't understand what the "Ms" are seemingly so anxious to give him the ball. Shiggy has been almost flawless. My bet is that they stick with Shiggy as closer for at least 2 more weeks.
This from RotoWire ...
Sasaki had another rough outing in Class A ball Tuesday, giving up three hits, including two home runs, and three runs in one inning. In four rehab outings, Sasaki has given up nine runs in 4 2/3 innings (this is A-Ball, remember)
Sasaki's velocity is still a problem, so the Mariners will use him in a lesser role until he proves himself.
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I think that the M's will stick with Hasegawa for the rest of the season. They may say otherwise right now, but unless Sasaki proves that he is in top-shape (which he isn't right now), The Mariners should stick with Shiggy.
They will be in the midst of a Division Lead / Wild Card into the middle of September. Sticking an injured pitcher who has lost velocity back into the mix when you have a pefectly fine option in Hasegawa might be suicidal.