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Postby rozzz5 » Wed Jul 26, 2006 10:11 am

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


Hey man, why are you hogging that strong stuff that your smoking? Share some with the rest of us. Putz over Rivera. Shame on you!
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Postby thomasps3 » Wed Jul 26, 2006 10:24 am

rozzz5 wrote:
Smee wrote:1. BJ Ryan
2. Papalbon
3. Hoffman
4. Nathan
5. Putz
6. M. Rivera
7. K Rod
8. T. Gordon
9. Wagner
10. Otsuka


Hey man, why are you hogging that strong stuff that your smoking? Share some with the rest of us. Putz over Rivera. Shame on you!


Anyone who put(z) Mariano in 6th has got to go get their head checked. He is the best closer ever and I am not even a Yankees fan. I agree that Papelbon has been sick this year, and I am a Red Sox fan. Have you guys ever heard his entrance music? Let the bodies hit the floor for a rookie closer? Da*n, he does have the balls of Superman!
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Postby Old_Style » Wed Jul 26, 2006 10:35 am

if papelbon has balls of steel, than mariano has balls of titanium.
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Postby thomasps3 » Wed Jul 26, 2006 10:43 am

Old_Style wrote:if papelbon has balls of steel, than mariano has balls of titanium.


great point. That is why Mariano should always be #1, while my man Paps is a definite #2.
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Postby Smee » Wed Jul 26, 2006 12:17 pm

rozzz5 wrote:
Smee wrote:1. BJ Ryan
2. Papalbon
3. Hoffman
4. Nathan
5. Putz
6. M. Rivera
7. K Rod
8. T. Gordon
9. Wagner
10. Otsuka


Hey man, why are you hogging that strong stuff that your smoking? Share some with the rest of us. Putz over Rivera. Shame on you!


Rivera has certainly had the better career, perhaps the best career of any closer ever, but this year their numbers look like this:

Putz 47IP 63K 2.47ERA .80WHIP
Rivera 54 IP 40K 1.99ERA .96ERA

As I understood the thread, we're talking about this year. Putz and Rivera are closer than you'd like to admit.
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Postby cobbs87 » Wed Jul 26, 2006 12:21 pm

Anyone would still rather have Rivera this year. Your taking Putz because of more ks? I don't get your logic.
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Postby Iconoclastic » Wed Jul 26, 2006 1:24 pm

The exclusion of Huston Street on some of these lists is appalling.

1. Mo
2. Pap
3. Nathan
4. Street
5. KRod
6. Ryan
7. Wagner
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Postby Smee » Wed Jul 26, 2006 1:24 pm

cobbs87 wrote:Anyone would still rather have Rivera this year. Your taking Putz because of more ks? I don't get your logic.


Higher K/9, lower WHIP seems like pretty good logic to me.

Why do you have Rivera ranked higher?
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Postby Knicks4ever » Wed Jul 26, 2006 2:37 pm

Rivera has to be #1 imo. He is the best closer ever, and no other closer here has proven himself to be on the level of rivera year in and year out. Id go

1. Rivera
2. Ryan
3. Papelbon
4. Nathan
5. Wagner
6. KRod
7. Putz
8. Hoffman
9. Street
10. Gordon
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Postby Noel Blake Fan Club » Wed Jul 26, 2006 2:46 pm

cobbs87 wrote: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


Nobody's questioning Rivera's stellar career, but the thread title is asking the top 10 closers RIGHT NOW. BJ Ryan and Paps look the best 2 out there at the moment, although Nathan has stepped it up recently. Putz and Otsuka are also having good years, and there are strong cases for Street, Hoffman etc. for making up the rest of the top 10. Oh, and Mo is obviously high up the list as well (in the top 4 IMO).

How's that for sitting on the fence? Throw out a bunch of names and place them in no particular order...
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