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Postby HOOTIE » Sat Mar 24, 2007 6:57 am

Doughhead wrote: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?


Very worried.
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Postby A Fleshner Fantasy » Sat Mar 24, 2007 7:54 am

I'd be pretty worried, but this is a reasonable chance to make, and taking chances is part of fantasy.
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Postby jbones733 » Sat Mar 24, 2007 9:12 am

good thread, solid pts, id be eworried about both

we know when both on Lidge is the better closer has better stuff, both have replacements looking over their shoulder, Ozzie has never been shy about changing things up,

i agre Astros need Lidge to succeed & be Lidge if they are going to do anything, where as Sox can go to macdougal & still be ok
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Postby ironman » Sat Mar 24, 2007 10:30 am

Correct me if I'm wrong but wasn't there a lot questions about Jenks keeping the closer job last Spring?

If Jenks struggles early on, you know Ozzie won't put up with it for long.
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Postby Ek » Sat Mar 24, 2007 10:33 am

Yes, there were. I don't have time to look up the numbers right now, but he was not looking good in ST last year. Also, at that time, he wasn't as firmly established, as he had only really been the closer for a couple of months.
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Postby SmartassBoiler » Sat Mar 24, 2007 3:39 pm

ironman wrote:Correct me if I'm wrong but wasn't there a lot questions about Jenks keeping the closer job last Spring?

If Jenks struggles early on, you know Ozzie won't put up with it for long.


Yes that's true, but then he got things turned around come the regular season and got off to a fantastic start until fading.

I don't think he'll get enough save opps this year to warrant the risk. Our pitching staff is slowly getting worse.
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Postby Ek » Sat Mar 24, 2007 4:28 pm

While that is probably true, I think part of the problem was that the Sox starters were worn down from pitching so much in the playoffs the year before - most of them were still excellent in the first half of last season, but then wore down around the all-star break. For this reason I've avoided the Tigers and Cardinals starters to the greatest extent possible this year.
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Postby Doughhead » Sun Mar 25, 2007 2:36 pm

SmartassBoiler wrote:
ironman wrote:Correct me if I'm wrong but wasn't there a lot questions about Jenks keeping the closer job last Spring?

If Jenks struggles early on, you know Ozzie won't put up with it for long.


Yes that's true, but then he got things turned around come the regular season and got off to a fantastic start until fading.

I don't think he'll get enough save opps this year to warrant the risk. Our pitching staff is slowly getting worse.


He just seems so unpredictable--which is one of the worst qualities for a closer.
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Postby godofstat » Sun Mar 25, 2007 3:12 pm

I've stayed away from Jenks and targeted Lidge in my drafts.
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Postby masarume » Sun Mar 25, 2007 8:42 pm

I only have Jenks because I drafted him as a rookie last year.

I would not choose either, but if I could choose one, it would be Lidge.

He was a great set up guy and if he can forget about Albert Pujols dominating him, he'll be fine.
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