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Postby hayseed » Wed Aug 09, 2006 4:07 pm

Who are some young players expected to step into setup/closing roles in the near future, ala 2007 or 2008? There are quite a few closers who are starting to get up there in age, are there prospects being groomed or will their setup men simply take over?

I need some help in my dynasty league, and am looking to take a flier on a couple of cheap relievers who could become big time players.
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Postby Mookie4ever » Wed Aug 09, 2006 4:22 pm

Tankersley - Marlins
Anthony Lerew - Braves
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Postby Havok1517 » Wed Aug 09, 2006 4:23 pm

here are some from awhile back that were listed

http://www.fantasybaseballcafe.com/foru ... ht=closers
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Postby flowbee » Wed Aug 09, 2006 4:27 pm

Pat Neshek...If he or Nathan gets traded or move on in the next 2 years
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Postby Mercer Boy » Wed Aug 09, 2006 4:44 pm

If Mike Gonzalez ever gets traded from the Pirates (which he may, who knows :-S), Dave Littlefield has said before that they like Matt Capps as possible closer material. He's been pretty good so far this year (almost 50 K's against 6 BB - 3 were IBB! 8-o), so I understand why. ;-D
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Postby IllinoisBandit » Wed Aug 09, 2006 4:49 pm

If Bray doesn't start next year, I think he will be closing for the Reds.
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Postby Havok1517 » Wed Aug 09, 2006 5:05 pm

IllinoisBandit wrote:If Bray doesn't start next year, I think he will be closing for the Reds.


not out of the question, though I think Balfour might be a factor as well.
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Postby IllinoisBandit » Wed Aug 09, 2006 5:08 pm

Also Villareal I think still has a shot at some point with Atlanta, but that may be more of a long shot.
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Postby SmartassBoiler » Wed Aug 09, 2006 5:09 pm

Mookie4ever wrote:Anthony Lerew - Braves


What about Joey Devine?
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Postby Super Manny » Wed Aug 09, 2006 5:26 pm

Here's a list of guys off the top of my head. I haven't included teams with a young closer who figures to keep the role through 2008 (Orioles - Ray, Blue Jays - Ryan, White Sox - Jenks, Angels - K-Rod, etc.). Of course, this is by no means a complete list, but should fit the bill well, I hope. ;-)

Atlanta Braves - Joey Devine/Anthony Larew
Arizona Diamondbacks - Brandon Medders/Tony Pena
Boston Red Sox - Craig Hansen (if Papelbon returns to SP role)
Chicago Cubs - Kerry Wood
Cincinnati Reds - Bill Bray/Grant Balfour
Cleveland Indians - Fernando Cabrera/Fausto Carmona/Brian Sikorski
Colorado Rockies - Ramon Ramirez
Florida Marlins - Taylor Tankersley/Logan Kensing
Los Angeles Dodgers - Jonathon Broxton
Milwaukee Brewers - Jose Capellan
Pittsburgh Pirates - Matt Capps
San Diego Padres - Scott Cassidy
San Francisco Giants - Brian Wilson
Seattle Mariners - Rafael Soriano
St. Louis Cardinals - Adam Wainwright
Tampa Bay Devil Rays - Seth McClung/Edwin Jackson/Chad Orvella/Juan Salas
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