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Postby ukjohn » Tue Jul 25, 2006 11:08 pm

1. Papelbon
2. Ryan
3. Rivera
4. Nathan
5. Wagner
6. Putz
7. Rodriguez
8. Hoffman
9. Gordon
10. Lidge
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Postby Los_Dodgers » Wed Jul 26, 2006 12:27 am

1. Rivera (would you guys really want Papelbon over him when the game really matters? Please don't say yes and exploit your ignorance)
2. Papelbon
3. BJ Ryan
4. Nathan
5. Wagner
6. Rodriguez
7. Putz
8. Street
9. Otsuka
10. Hoffman
Honorable mention: Ray, Fuentes, Jenks.
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Postby JustAnotherYanksFan » Wed Jul 26, 2006 1:00 am

Fantasy wise, I'd rank them:

1. Ryan
2. Papelbon
3. Nathan
4. Putz
5. K-Rod
6. Saito
7. Rivera
8. Gordon
9. Wagner
10. Street
Honorable mentions: Ray, Otsuka, Hoffman


Real life it's a lot harder to say.
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Postby 1337_Dude » Wed Jul 26, 2006 1:24 am

ukjohn wrote:1. Papelbon
2. Ryan
3. Rivera
4. Nathan
5. Wagner
6. Putz
7. Rodriguez
8. Hoffman
9. Gordon
10. Lidge


I like this list.
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Postby cobbs87 » Wed Jul 26, 2006 2:32 am

1. MO(hes a legend and I'll hear no arguments otherwise)
2. Papelbon
3. BJ Ryan
4. Nathan
5. Gordon
6. Hoffman
7. K-Rod
8. Wagner
9. Street
10. Otsuka
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Postby rmande09 » Wed Jul 26, 2006 2:42 am

How does anyone rank Lidge on the top 10 after his absolute MELTDOWN this season?

And Papelbon has the confidence and the fire of a shutdown closer. If you put me in game 7 of the World Series and could choose from any closer in the business, I'd throw Papelbon's and Mo's name in a hat and pick out one of 'em. Paps can close under any amount of pressure. He's got the balls and just doesn't give a f*&%.
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BN: Cuddyer, C. Ross, J. Montero

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Postby MMoNeY24 » Wed Jul 26, 2006 2:56 am

rmande09 wrote:How does anyone rank Lidge on the top 10 after his absolute MELTDOWN this season?

And Papelbon has the confidence and the fire of a shutdown closer. If you put me in game 7 of the World Series and could choose from any closer in the business, I'd throw Papelbon's and Mo's name in a hat and pick out one of 'em. Paps can close under any amount of pressure. He's got the balls and just doesn't give a f*&%.


How do you figure that? Papelbon hasn't ever closed in a postseason game, let alone a full regular season. Not a knock on him at all and he will be good for years as either a closer or starter in my opinion, but he needs more experience before I'd say something like he can close in any amount of pressure.

His 0.50 ERA is pretty damn badass though. :-°
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Postby rmande09 » Wed Jul 26, 2006 3:07 am

MMoney - you can just tell by his demeanor. He's a complete badass and doesn't care if he's facing the bottom third of the Royals lineup or the heart of the Yankees order - he just does. He's blown a couple of saves and his reaction shows that he doesn't let pressure, failure, or other players to get to him. It is just him out there.

The kid has balls of steel.

Not to mention he has three excellent pitches - an exploding fastball with unreal late life, one of the best splitters in baseball, and a slider that he's just started throwing recently that is FILTHY on right-handers.
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Postby dcskater619 » Wed Jul 26, 2006 3:37 am

1. Rivera
2. Nathan
3. BJ Ryan
4. Papelbon
5. Putz
6. K-Rod
7. Wagner
8. Jenks
9. Gordon (9th cuz he wont be closing much longer)
10. Otsuka
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Postby Smee » Wed Jul 26, 2006 4:44 am

1. BJ Ryan
2. Papalbon
3. Hoffman
4. Nathan
5. Putz
6. M. Rivera
7. K Rod
8. T. Gordon
9. Wagner
10. Otsuka
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