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Postby SilverLakeSausage » Sat May 19, 2007 4:31 am

(first post on the board) The rumor around the A's closer situation has been all over the place the last week or so. The story right now is that Huston Street will be watched over the next 10-14 days and if the injury does not show signs of getting better he will be shut down for the rest of the season.

As for Justin Duchscherer, as some of you on the board already made aware he had a shot in his hip for pain and is expected to miss some time. The time-line can be two days to two weeks - they just aren't sure yet. Again with him just like Street, if the injury doesn't show signs of getting better soon - he might be shut down for a while as well.

Kiko Calero, Jay Witasick, and Embree are all gunning for the closer roll and to be honest I'm just as unsure as everyone on the forum. Two roto sites are saying Kiko Calero will be the man, while RotoWire.com is saying Embree would be first and then Witasick as the set-up man.

I'm leaning towards Calero considering Embree is awful and Witasick isn't any better. All three of them shouldn't be in the closer roll, but the A's don't have a choice. Anybody who can seek into the clubhouse and find out who exactly be the closer - shoot it on over!
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Postby uucrook3d » Sat May 19, 2007 8:34 am

I say by the middle of June, Harden is the A's closer....
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Postby Omaha Red Sox » Sat May 19, 2007 10:59 am

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Postby The Bunter » Sat May 19, 2007 12:36 pm

From Roto:

Justin Duchscherer (hip) could be available out of the bullpen on Saturday.
Duchscherer had a cortisone shot in his hip on Thursday. He could earn some save opportunities with Huston Street on the disabled list.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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Postby gmoney973 » Sat May 19, 2007 2:27 pm

Omaha Red Sox wrote:Closers Thread


thanks, cant wait to read thru the 200 pages
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Postby pope » Sat May 19, 2007 4:04 pm

gmoney973 wrote:
Omaha Red Sox wrote:Closers Thread


thanks, cant wait to read thru the 200 pages


I fixed this:
thanks, cant wait to read thru the 200 pages of people bickering back and forth. It is
really easy to find useful information in that thread.



My impression of the closer's thread:

Post 232: Yoda says something sarcastically
Post 233: Knee Jerk Reply, some idiot thinking it is a personal shot
Post 234: Knee Jerk Reply, some idiot thinking it is a personal shot
Post 235: Yoda Defender saying something stupid
Post 236: newbie asking if they should drop Gagne
Post 237: Copy and Pasted Yahoo! news and notes
Post 238: Wild Speculation
Post 239: Wild Speculation
Post 240: Calling out the wild speculation
Post 241: Groupthink
Post 242: Groupthink
Post 243: Newbie asking about a topic 7 pages ago
Post 244: Yoda says something sarcastically
Post 245: Knee Jerk Reply
Post 246: Piece of information, no source cited
Post 247: wild speculation
Post 248: -=-=-=INSERT CRAPPY CLOSER NAME-=-=- is the best player to ever play baseball
Post 249: Rooting for -=-=-INSERT CRAPPY CLOSER NAME-=-=
Post 250: Rooting for -=-=-INSERT CRAPPY CLOSER NAME-=-=
Post 251: Rooting for -=-=-INSERT CRAPPY CLOSER NAME-=-=
Post 252: Newbie asking if he should pick up eddie guardado
Post 253: Yoda says something sarcastically
Post 254: Knee Jerk Reply, some idiot thinking it is a personal shot
Post 255: Knee Jerk Reply, some idiot thinking it is a personal shot
Post 256: Yoda Defender saying something stupid
Post 258: Newbie asking about a topic 7 pages ago
Post 259: A USEFUL PIECE OF INFORMATION!!!!!
The Next 3 pages: Wild rooting and/or wild speculation





You would think that there would be a better way to get information[/i]
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Postby Mets1978 » Sat May 19, 2007 5:49 pm

:-D :-D :-D :-D :-D LOLOLOLOLOL
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Postby threelions » Sat May 19, 2007 6:18 pm

pope wrote:
gmoney973 wrote:
Omaha Red Sox wrote:Closers Thread


thanks, cant wait to read thru the 200 pages


I fixed this:
thanks, cant wait to read thru the 200 pages of people bickering back and forth. It is
really easy to find useful information in that thread.



My impression of the closer's thread:

Post 232: Yoda says something sarcastically
Post 233: Knee Jerk Reply, some idiot thinking it is a personal shot
Post 234: Knee Jerk Reply, some idiot thinking it is a personal shot
Post 235: Yoda Defender saying something stupid
Post 236: newbie asking if they should drop Gagne
Post 237: Copy and Pasted Yahoo! news and notes
Post 238: Wild Speculation
Post 239: Wild Speculation
Post 240: Calling out the wild speculation
Post 241: Groupthink
Post 242: Groupthink
Post 243: Newbie asking about a topic 7 pages ago
Post 244: Yoda says something sarcastically
Post 245: Knee Jerk Reply
Post 246: Piece of information, no source cited
Post 247: wild speculation
Post 248: -=-=-=INSERT CRAPPY CLOSER NAME-=-=- is the best player to ever play baseball
Post 249: Rooting for -=-=-INSERT CRAPPY CLOSER NAME-=-=
Post 250: Rooting for -=-=-INSERT CRAPPY CLOSER NAME-=-=
Post 251: Rooting for -=-=-INSERT CRAPPY CLOSER NAME-=-=
Post 252: Newbie asking if he should pick up eddie guardado
Post 253: Yoda says something sarcastically
Post 254: Knee Jerk Reply, some idiot thinking it is a personal shot
Post 255: Knee Jerk Reply, some idiot thinking it is a personal shot
Post 256: Yoda Defender saying something stupid
Post 258: Newbie asking about a topic 7 pages ago
Post 259: A USEFUL PIECE OF INFORMATION!!!!!
The Next 3 pages: Wild rooting and/or wild speculation





You would think that there would be a better way to get information[/i]



;-D ;-D ;-D ;-D ;-D ;-D ;-D ;-D ;-D ;-D ;-D

that closer thread is great, vey helpful,
but you just don't like whenever asking a question regarding closers,
the only feedback is a link.... come on, it ain't no bible ;-)
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Postby tgalv » Sat May 19, 2007 6:40 pm

pope wrote:
gmoney973 wrote:
Omaha Red Sox wrote:Closers Thread


thanks, cant wait to read thru the 200 pages


I fixed this:
thanks, cant wait to read thru the 200 pages of people bickering back and forth. It is
really easy to find useful information in that thread.



My impression of the closer's thread:

Post 232: Yoda says something sarcastically
Post 233: Knee Jerk Reply, some idiot thinking it is a personal shot
Post 234: Knee Jerk Reply, some idiot thinking it is a personal shot
Post 235: Yoda Defender saying something stupid
Post 236: newbie asking if they should drop Gagne
Post 237: Copy and Pasted Yahoo! news and notes
Post 238: Wild Speculation
Post 239: Wild Speculation
Post 240: Calling out the wild speculation
Post 241: Groupthink
Post 242: Groupthink
Post 243: Newbie asking about a topic 7 pages ago
Post 244: Yoda says something sarcastically
Post 245: Knee Jerk Reply
Post 246: Piece of information, no source cited
Post 247: wild speculation
Post 248: -=-=-=INSERT CRAPPY CLOSER NAME-=-=- is the best player to ever play baseball
Post 249: Rooting for -=-=-INSERT CRAPPY CLOSER NAME-=-=
Post 250: Rooting for -=-=-INSERT CRAPPY CLOSER NAME-=-=
Post 251: Rooting for -=-=-INSERT CRAPPY CLOSER NAME-=-=
Post 252: Newbie asking if he should pick up eddie guardado
Post 253: Yoda says something sarcastically
Post 254: Knee Jerk Reply, some idiot thinking it is a personal shot
Post 255: Knee Jerk Reply, some idiot thinking it is a personal shot
Post 256: Yoda Defender saying something stupid
Post 258: Newbie asking about a topic 7 pages ago
Post 259: A USEFUL PIECE OF INFORMATION!!!!!
The Next 3 pages: Wild rooting and/or wild speculation





You would think that there would be a better way to get information[/i]

lololololol
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Postby Omaha Red Sox » Sun May 20, 2007 12:41 am

gmoney973 wrote:
Omaha Red Sox wrote:Closers Thread


thanks, cant wait to read thru the 200 pages


How about just getting started by watching that first page. ;-)
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