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Thoughts on Benitez??? Red Sox???

Postby doober » Mon Mar 12, 2007 10:23 pm

Seems to be available in the couple of leagues I've drafted already...Obviously more value if dealt to the Sox but what about SF? thanks, just havent' heard alot about the guy....
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Re: Thoughts on Benitez??? Red Sox???

Postby livinginarizona » Tue Mar 13, 2007 12:37 am

doober wrote:Seems to be available in the couple of leagues I've drafted already...Obviously more value if dealt to the Sox but what about SF? thanks, just havent' heard alot about the guy....


His durability is questionable, many reports indicate watching the situation there. Lincecum is someone you may want to watch as being the heir apparent.
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Postby GiantsFan14 » Tue Mar 13, 2007 1:52 am

please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please let him be traded
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Postby gostanford07 » Tue Mar 13, 2007 2:42 am

GiantsFan14 wrote:please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please let him be traded


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Postby Tarheel00 » Tue Mar 13, 2007 5:42 pm

How high are the chances? Is Brian Wilson more valuable than other potential closers like Wood or Broxton?
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Postby GiantsFan14 » Tue Mar 13, 2007 6:07 pm

the giants management and fans do not want him around, theyre just hoping he puts up some good numbers during spring training and maybe into april so they can trade him

brian wilson will be next in line, if he struggles i believe its gonna be billy sadler...i dont think the organization has plans to put lincecum in at closer but i guess it could happen
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Postby The Loveable Losers » Tue Mar 13, 2007 10:58 pm

GiantsFan14 wrote:the giants management and fans do not want him around, theyre just hoping he puts up some good numbers during spring training and maybe into april so they can trade him

brian wilson will be next in line, if he struggles i believe its gonna be billy sadler...i dont think the organization has plans to put lincecum in at closer but i guess it could happen


I actually think putting Lincecum at closer would be a good idea. The Twins have had a lot of success bringing young pitchers along in the bullpen. Granted they've done it in middle relief roles but Lincecum's mindset and makeup seem perfect to allow him to handle the pressure of closing and then turn around and start next year. I don't know enough about Brian Wilson to say he could handle being thrust into the closer role this early but if they brought him along as a middle reliever this year and then shifted Lincecum to the rotation in 2008 and Wilson to the closer role I think that would work out well. Honestly I think they'd be better off with Lincecum in the rotation sooner rather than later but if they're leaning toward AAA (which it sounds like they are right now) then I'd say closing is better than that option.

And this isn't fantasy team homerism on my part...my team is helped if Lincecum does NOT come up. But from everything I've seen and read about Lincecum he's just flat ready. He'll take his lumps like any young pitcher but every young pitcher is a ticking time bomb for injury. Why waste time with a major league ready arm in the minors only to risk losing him soon after he comes up. I'd rather see young arms promoted as aggressively as their skills and make-up allows and the teams take advantage of their services while they're healthy enough to render them. Players like Josh Johnson, Jered Weaver and Francisco Liriano give perfect examples of why you bring these players up when they're ready regardless of concerns about their arbitration clocks...you never know when a young arm is going to break down. Better get quality innings in the majors while their healthy than waste them in the minors.
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