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Postby Another Blown Save » Fri Dec 15, 2006 5:40 pm

They also signed JC Romero.

I wonder how many mediocre RPs Theo needs !+)
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Postby The Cow » Fri Dec 15, 2006 5:41 pm

Solid move this is looking like the dreaded closer by committee, yikes.

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Postby RocketsDWM » Fri Dec 15, 2006 6:27 pm

Maybe the Rangers trade Otsuka? I doubt they go back to the closer by committee as that was a complete disaster a couple of years back. The leading candidate (going by what I have heard) is Mike Timlin ( :-o ). This bullpen looks to be better than last year with Romero, that Japanese lefty specialist and now Donnely. Keep going Theo ;-D
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Postby FalcoAtL » Fri Dec 15, 2006 6:42 pm

According to Rotoworld the only team in serious talks with the Rangers about Otsuka are the Dbacks. Hopefully they Sox get in on that though!
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Postby Phatferd » Fri Dec 15, 2006 7:35 pm

Donnelly has definitely regressed. I love the guy's toughness and character, but he would scare the hell out of me when he came in the past couple years. He's also lost a lot of his velocity.
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Postby blankman » Fri Dec 15, 2006 7:39 pm

Two good pickups in that they used to be good and maybe they'll regain that ability.

I would love to see Timlin as the closer though. Man did he collapse last year :-b
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Postby davidmarver » Fri Dec 15, 2006 8:03 pm

I don't exactly see how this is such a great pickup for the Sox. Donnelly's alright, but he's 35 and regressing. Seibel, on the other hand, pitched 80 innings in the minors last season giving up just 42 hits, 15 walks, and 11 earned runs, giving him an ERA of 1.24 and WHIP of 0.71 while striking out 83. And those numbers were from his first season back from Tommy John.

I don't care that he's already 27 -- Donnelly made his debut at age 31 -- I actually think the Angels get the better end of this deal, especially when you factor in Donnelly's loss of velocity.
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Postby Matthias » Fri Dec 15, 2006 8:32 pm

blankman wrote:Two good pickups in that they used to be good and maybe they'll regain that ability.

I would love to see Timlin as the closer though. Man did he collapse last year :-b

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Another Blown Save wrote:They also signed JC Romero.

I wonder how many mediocre RPs Theo needs !+)

Sadly, Theo needs as many RPs as he has slots. I can't think of a single reliever (other than Paps who left the bullpen) who I would be disappointed if they left other than maybe Timlin. And Hansen.
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Postby Matthias » Fri Dec 15, 2006 8:34 pm

davidmarver wrote:I don't exactly see how this is such a great pickup for the Sox. Donnelly's alright, but he's 35 and regressing. Seibel, on the other hand, pitched 80 innings in the minors last season giving up just 42 hits, 15 walks, and 11 earned runs, giving him an ERA of 1.24 and WHIP of 0.71 while striking out 83. And those numbers were from his first season back from Tommy John.

I don't care that he's already 27 -- Donnelly made his debut at age 31 -- I actually think the Angels get the better end of this deal, especially when you factor in Donnelly's loss of velocity.

My guess is that Theo sees the bullpen in need of immediate help and with his rotation and lineup firmed up, he needs at least one arm that Tito can feel comfortable going to.

In context, I think it makes sense. Probably for both teams.
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Postby jbauer2485 » Fri Dec 15, 2006 9:00 pm

davidmarver wrote:I don't exactly see how this is such a great pickup for the Sox. Donnelly's alright, but he's 35 and regressing. Seibel, on the other hand, pitched 80 innings in the minors last season giving up just 42 hits, 15 walks, and 11 earned runs, giving him an ERA of 1.24 and WHIP of 0.71 while striking out 83. And those numbers were from his first season back from Tommy John.

I don't care that he's already 27 -- Donnelly made his debut at age 31 -- I actually think the Angels get the better end of this deal, especially when you factor in Donnelly's loss of velocity.


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