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Postby westcoast1973 » Wed Jul 26, 2006 3:37 am

Jose Valverde Update:

Some of us play in deep keeper leagues so this is relevant. Also, who knows how long Julio will last given his last 2 outings and the trade deadline looming. With that said, here's a chart listing the date, inning Valverde was used (each outing was exactly 1 IP), ERs, Hits, BBs, Walks, Extra info:

7/7......6th, 1ER, 1H, 0BB, 1K
7/9......8th, 3ER, 4H, 1BB, 2K
7/14....8th, 0ER, 1H, 0BB, 0K
7/16....8th, 1ER, 1H, 1BB, 1K
7/18....7th, 0ER, 0H, 0BB, 0K (was the last inning of 7 inning game)
7/20....9th, 0ER, 0H, 1BB, 1K (not a save situation with 4-run lead)
7/22....9th, 0ER, 0H, 1BB, 1K (save)
7/25....9th, 0ER, 0H, 1BB, 2K (save)

Yes, I know saves aren't that meaningful in the minors, but given the particulars, this leads one to think the D-backs may be trying to get Valverde back into closer shape. Just passing on info.
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Postby Old_Style » Wed Jul 26, 2006 6:56 am

i wouldn't see why they wouldn't be trying, especially since they're involved in a playoff push and their current closer blew his last two save opps
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Postby stumpak » Wed Jul 26, 2006 9:42 am

I still believe that there is a chance that Valverde gets another shot this season. When they gave Julio his job, it was clear that they still percieved Valverde as their best reliever and the closer of the future. And for good reason - but for some Bob Brenly-induced injuries, he would have been closing the past two years for them. And before his May mechanical problems, the guy has been an absolute stud as a closer/set-up guy since 2002.

It is nice to see that he is back on track, and I am confident that he will get saves in the event that Julio is moved. I play in such a leage as you describe - thanks for the update.
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Postby Sjeff22 » Wed Jul 26, 2006 9:51 am

Think I should drop McClung for Valverde? Who has more potential?

Let me know..thanks guys.
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Postby pa_tater » Wed Jul 26, 2006 10:00 am

Sjeff22 wrote:Think I should drop McClung for Valverde? Who has more potential?

Let me know..thanks guys.


I'd hang onto McClung, personally. He may seem like dead weight now....but you'll be glad you did when he gets the call.
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Postby Philly Pride » Wed Jul 26, 2006 10:02 am

Valverde. McClung is crap.
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Postby Sjeff22 » Wed Jul 26, 2006 10:04 am

pa_tater wrote:
Sjeff22 wrote:Think I should drop McClung for Valverde? Who has more potential?

Let me know..thanks guys.


I'd hang onto McClung, personally. He may seem like dead weight now....but you'll be glad you did when he gets the call.




Philly Pride wrote:Valverde. McClung is crap.



Haha yeah that is what's going through my head right now!

I need a magic 8 Ball or to flip a coin or something! Decisions, Decisions.
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Postby teddyballgamemvp » Wed Jul 26, 2006 10:05 am

When you send a guy to AAA, you're just hoping he can be a useful MR-- a last guy out of the pen-- when you bring him back up (he wasn't injured, I don't think, so you as the GM can't rely on him being ready until he proves himself for a serious period of time in the majors as a mere MR). He's a long way from being the closer. I think Tony A. Pena has a better chance of closing than Valverde.
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Postby Sjeff22 » Wed Jul 26, 2006 10:08 am

teddyballgamemvp wrote:When you send a guy to AAA, you're just hoping he can be a useful MR-- a last guy out of the pen-- when you bring him back up (he wasn't injured, I don't think, so you as the GM can't rely on him being ready until he proves himself for a serious period of time in the majors as a mere MR). He's a long way from being the closer. I think Tony A. Pena has a better chance of closing than Valverde.


Point well noted. I think I am going to just sit tight with McClung. He has been tearing it up in AAA.

(Note: all of you in need of a potential closer pick up Valverde since I went the other way. These things always have a tendency of blowing up in my face)
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Postby teddyballgamemvp » Wed Jul 26, 2006 10:32 am

Sjeff22 wrote:(Note: all of you in need of a potential closer pick up Valverde since I went the other way. These things always have a tendency of blowing up in my face)


I'm serious. Sending a guy to AAA when you are trying to win the division is a total act of desperation-- because every other plan was unworkable. They'd have kept him and used him as a setup man if they thought it was a good idea. Their determination was that he was too messed up to even handle that.
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