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Postby down.by.law » Thu May 31, 2007 2:16 pm

Is H. Owens going straight to the closer role in 5 days? If so, is he worth picking up for WHIP and K/9 purposes?
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Postby ROC AllStars » Thu May 31, 2007 2:19 pm

I hope he does close, but from what I understand the job is Gregg's to lose.
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Postby AKhomebrewer » Thu May 31, 2007 2:22 pm

No. And maybe.
The Marlins have said they'll let Gregg run with the closer gig, even when Owens returns. For his part, Owens was doing fairly well before he was shelved, but you'd probably have to be in a deep league not to find better ratio/K middle relievers on the wire.
I think Owens' value now is in holds leagues and those where owners gobble up "next in line" closer candidates. Because if Gregg does melt down at any point (and he's looking solid now), Owens seems the most likely replacement. For now.
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Postby Slevin Kelevra » Thu May 31, 2007 2:52 pm

down.by.law wrote:Is H. Owens going straight to the closer role in 5 days? If so, is he worth picking up for WHIP and K/9 purposes?


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Postby livinginarizona » Thu May 31, 2007 10:16 pm

see Benitez thread. It looks like BOTH Gregg and Owens will now be relegated to setup status with the trade for Benitez likely to go through.
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Postby Danger » Thu May 31, 2007 11:05 pm

Owens is likely 3rd or 4th in line to close now. I would think the pecking order will be Gregg, Benitez, Tank/Owens.
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Postby TomG » Thu May 31, 2007 11:33 pm

livinginarizona wrote:see Benitez thread. It looks like BOTH Gregg and Owens will now be relegated to setup status with the trade for Benitez likely to go through.


Give Beat-Knee-tez a couple of weeks. Gregg will be back once armando blows a few more.
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Postby AKhomebrewer » Fri Jun 01, 2007 2:20 am

AKhomebrewer wrote:...If Gregg does melt down at any point (and he's looking solid now), Owens seems the most likely replacement. For now.

I'd like to retract part of my quote, which apparently was posted eight hours too soon. :-D

Actually, Freddi Gonzalez has already said Gregg will remain as closer over Benitez and the rest. (Link posted over on the closer thread in leftovers). Not sure how this plays out long-term, but Owens' fantasy value takes a hit either way.
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Postby nothingtoproveco » Fri Jun 01, 2007 3:15 am

From what I understand Benitez will be used as a middle reliever or setup man for the time being. I can't imagine Fredi tossing in another shaky and unreliable closer with Gregg pitching so well.
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Postby NYYANKEEZ25 » Fri Jun 01, 2007 7:35 am

Gregg will remain closer even after all the trades and circumstances have set in.
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