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Postby Doughhead » Fri Mar 23, 2007 10:13 pm

I get the award for having the two closers that seem to be imploding completely before the season even starts. I'm just about in full panic mode. Sometimes I overreact. How worried should I be?
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Postby PowderedToastMan » Fri Mar 23, 2007 10:22 pm

I may be in the Minority but i feel Lidge will have a bounce back year and would have to say Jenks is the the biggest worry if any.

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Postby godallahstar » Fri Mar 23, 2007 10:27 pm

if you can't decide which one is more likely to struggle or implode,
you might want to look at which team seems more committed to letting their man try and figure himself out and succeed.
in my mind that is houston,
i don't think the white sox would let jenks work through his struggles the way houston may with lidge.
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Postby TheRock » Fri Mar 23, 2007 10:35 pm

godallahstar wrote:if you can't decide which one is more likely to struggle or implode,
you might want to look at which team seems more committed to letting their man try and figure himself out and succeed.
in my mind that is houston,
i don't think the white sox would let jenks work through his struggles the way houston may with lidge.


While I agree with this, I also think Lidge is the one more likely to continue struggling.
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Postby San D » Fri Mar 23, 2007 10:37 pm

godallahstar wrote:if you can't decide which one is more likely to struggle or implode,
you might want to look at which team seems more committed to letting their man try and figure himself out and succeed.
in my mind that is houston,
i don't think the white sox would let jenks work through his struggles the way houston may with lidge.


That's actually a tough call. Wheeler, Lidge's backup, would be a very good closer. I think Jenks' backup is MacDougal, who, even though he closed for a while in KC, is more set-up worthy. Also, Jenks was actually decent last year, while Lidge had ERA troubles. I think Lidge may actually have a shortrer leash. :-?
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Postby tgalv » Fri Mar 23, 2007 10:37 pm

i'd be more worried about lidge but i'd rather have lidge, if that makes sense.
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Postby godallahstar » Fri Mar 23, 2007 10:40 pm

i don't know.
i really feel like houston wants and needs him to succeed,
he would have so much value if he can work through these struggles.
even if it's just as trade bait.

i agree with both points,
wheeler seems a better option closing than macdougal does,
but i don't think macdougal is a bad option.

and yeah,
it seems pretty likely lidge could continue failing.
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Postby Ender » Fri Mar 23, 2007 11:06 pm

Jenks has never been good so I'd pick him. He was good for half a year last year and it was mostly because of hit rate and not skill. Billy Koch, look him up and you have Jenks. Guy will be out of baseball within 5 years is my bet.
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Postby Ek » Sat Mar 24, 2007 1:45 am

Jenks has never been a great closer as far as ERA and WHIP are concerned, but I think he will rebound during the season and get a lot of strikeouts, and obviously as the closer on what should be a 90 win team he will get a lot of saves.
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Postby Yoda » Sat Mar 24, 2007 1:57 am

Tough one. I wouldn't want either. I've been grabbing Wheeler and MacDougal in my leagues.
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