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Mike MacDougal Setup Man???

Postby River Rat » Thu Mar 08, 2007 12:43 am

Is Mike MacDougal defined as the setup guy to Bobby Jenks now that Neal Cotts and company are outa Chicago??

I am thinking that MacDougal will be a Holds machine this season.

What is everyones outlook on MacD this season?
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Postby nakgxf » Thu Mar 08, 2007 4:05 am

I don't know if he is slotted yet as the set-up man, but I do know one thing...there is a good chance he will get hurt. As a Royals fan, I watched him go down three straight years with arm problems.

The guy has a very funky delivery that puts a lot of strain on his arm, and it has cost him. I love the guy, and when healthy his stuff is absolutely sick, but that motion just seems like an elbow injury waiting to happen (again).
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Postby hwiggen » Tue Mar 13, 2007 12:16 am

Jenks is the closer and, if healthy, MacDougal will get a ton of holds. He's got great stuff and Guillen will use him and either Thornton or Cisco (from the left side) in that role.
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Postby crazyforbaseball » Sat Mar 17, 2007 12:50 pm

If Jenks continues to struggle he may be tried at closer. Jenks was roughed up again against the Cubs "b" players yesterday.

His fastball is only sitting in the low 90's.
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