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Postby davidmarver » Wed Aug 09, 2006 5:51 pm

San Diego Padres - Scott Cassidy

When Trevor's contract expires Cassidy will be 32. I think the chance he gets that closer role are slim to none...I think someone like Cla Meredith has a much better chance, although closers at that arm slot are not common.
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Postby Super Manny » Wed Aug 09, 2006 5:53 pm

davidmarver wrote:
San Diego Padres - Scott Cassidy

When Trevor's contract expires Cassidy will be 32. I think the chance he gets that closer role are slim to none...I think someone like Cla Meredith has a much better chance, although closers at that arm slot are not common.

To quote the question originally posed by the topic starter...
Who are some young players expected to step into setup/closing roles in the near future, ala 2007 or 2008?
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Postby hayseed » Wed Aug 09, 2006 6:08 pm

thanks. this is most helpful!!
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Postby cordscords » Wed Aug 09, 2006 6:26 pm

Well done Super Manny! Great list.

I also think that come spring training next year Valverde will get another stab at closing for Arizona.
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Postby Havok1517 » Wed Aug 09, 2006 6:51 pm

Super Manny wrote: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


some to add

SF - Merkin Valdez
Fla - Travis Bowyer
Det - Joel Zumaya
NYY - Octavio Dotel
Atl - Danys Baez, Will Startup
Tor - Brandon League
SD - Scott Linebrink
Tex - Rick Bauer/Joaquin Benoit
FA - Urbina (who knows?)
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Postby stikmata » Fri Aug 11, 2006 3:31 pm

Tankersly.... :( that's a horrible name for a closer
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Postby looptid » Fri Aug 11, 2006 3:35 pm

flowbee wrote:Pat Neshek...If he or Nathan gets traded or move on in the next 2 years

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Postby brandnew » Fri Aug 11, 2006 9:30 pm

Add in Blaine Boyer for the Braves. If he can get healthy he'll be a stud closer. I think the Braves envision him as the future closer as well. ;-D Startup and LeRew are both certainly capable but the Braves put LeRew back in the rotation this year for some odd reason after he trained to relieve, and then didn't switch him back to the pen during his struggles. He fixed his mechanics, dominated AA, and is back up to AAA, but I think his future might be in the rotation.
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Postby tiger spit » Fri Aug 11, 2006 11:25 pm

Havok1517 wrote:
Super Manny wrote: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


some to add

SF - Merkin Valdez
Fla - Travis Bowyer
Det - Joel Zumaya
NYY - Octavio Dotel
Atl - Danys Baez, Will Startup
Tor - Brandon League
SD - Scott Linebrink
Tex - Rick Bauer/Joaquin Benoit
FA - Urbina (who knows?)


hope Dotel is willing to wait like 4 more years. :-D
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Postby Havok1517 » Fri Aug 11, 2006 11:34 pm

tiger spit wrote:
Havok1517 wrote:
Super Manny wrote: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


some to add

SF - Merkin Valdez
Fla - Travis Bowyer
Det - Joel Zumaya
NYY - Octavio Dotel
Atl - Danys Baez, Will Startup
Tor - Brandon League
SD - Scott Linebrink
Tex - Rick Bauer/Joaquin Benoit
FA - Urbina (who knows?)


hope Dotel is willing to wait like 4 more years. :-D


Why? He's a pending FA and has stated that he wants to close after this year. Which means, he probably won't be on the Yankees next year. ;-D
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