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Postby icepak » Sun Feb 23, 2003 2:19 pm

Thanks, in a 5x5 roto league
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Postby macadcar » Sun Feb 23, 2003 3:53 pm

I don't think we will know until the last week of spring training. I have heard that Pinella is pretty high on Carter.
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Postby Oswalt11 » Sun Feb 23, 2003 4:24 pm

MacDougal is the only guy worthy of closing on the KC roster even though he's a rookie. I hear he throws gas.
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Postby gypsyspot » Sun Feb 23, 2003 6:04 pm

right now Boston is saying that they are going with a closer by commitee strategy, but Embree could separate himself from the pack and end up with the job. I think he'll end up with it, and then being in Boston will give him a lot more save opportunities than the other guys.
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Postby Bennyy22 » Sun Feb 23, 2003 6:13 pm

ya but the red sox bullpen isnt that good. of all the teams with winning records, boston is the only team with a bullpen with a losing record, 15-22. embree isnt all that valuable to me.
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Postby MC_Hammer » Sun Feb 23, 2003 6:56 pm

I dont think any of them are valuable, but Embree may win the Boston job, and if he does, im thinking 25 saves, good ERA and WHIP.
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Postby ScurvyDog » Sun Feb 23, 2003 8:46 pm

They are all major risks - I'd rank them:

MacDougal
Embree
Carter

Mainly because MacDougal is the ONLY guy - he'll get a long look and TB won't win many ...
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Postby icepak » Sun Feb 23, 2003 9:28 pm

just saw looper on the wire, would he be better than those 3 mentioned?
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Postby The Jury » Sun Feb 23, 2003 11:16 pm

Looper is a worth a try but he's as risky a pick as those guys.
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Postby EugeneStyles » Sun Feb 23, 2003 11:37 pm

Of the 4 mentioned, Looper will start off with the closer job, so it is his to lose. He's the best bet. If he loses the closer job, it will likely to be lost to either Vladimir Nunez or Tim Spooneybarger. If Looper is available, then both of the others should be available as well. Be ready to pick up either if Looper falters.

Embree is probably the next best reliable. I've seen some reports that have Embree getting the bulk of the Red Sox SVO's... even if they do claim to be going to bullpen by committee. He's not a bad pitcher and he has definite closer potential.

I don't know much about the others, which only means that they're not high profile, not that they aren't good pitchers.
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