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Who will Phillies' closer be???

Postby Titans_Fan » Wed Jun 13, 2007 12:29 pm

Alfonseca has been doing well, but Geary is still the "official" closer on their depth chart. With Myers coming back, there is even more ambiguity. Does anyone have any idea who they will use going forward?
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Re: Who will Phillies' closer be???

Postby MVP Weedman Favre » Wed Jun 13, 2007 12:51 pm

I hope they will use Myers when he returns for my benefit.

Manuel has said that's the plan though the plan was to have Myers as the ace early in the season.
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Re: Who will Phillies' closer be???

Postby Titans_Fan » Wed Jun 13, 2007 1:07 pm

Ok, just got this off the Philadelphia Daily News...

Replacement closer Brett Myers threw lightly off the mound yesterday, but he is not expected to throw hard until tomorrow or Friday. Myers landed on the DL on May 24 with a right shoulder strain.

Neither [Myers nor Gordon] is expected to come off the DL for at least 2 weeks, general manager Pat Gillick said.


It doesn't speak of who would close if all were healthy, but it speaks to a loose timetable for Myers's return.
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Re: Who will Phillies' closer be???

Postby Snakes Gould » Wed Jun 13, 2007 1:13 pm

geary hasnt closed once. alfonseca is the closer as of this moment.
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Re: Who will Phillies' closer be???

Postby schmidty » Wed Jun 13, 2007 1:17 pm

Titans_Fan wrote:Ok, just got this off the Philadelphia Daily News...

Replacement closer Brett Myers threw lightly off the mound yesterday, but he is not expected to throw hard until tomorrow or Friday. Myers landed on the DL on May 24 with a right shoulder strain.

Neither [Myers nor Gordon] is expected to come off the DL for at least 2 weeks, general manager Pat Gillick said.


It doesn't speak of who would close if all were healthy, but it speaks to a loose timetable for Myers's return.


Well, that news is disappointing. I thought Myers was eyeing returning early next week (around the 18th).
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Re: Who will Phillies' closer be???

Postby denicola_dominates » Wed Jun 13, 2007 1:49 pm

i pray that myers gets a truckload of saves in the closer role when he returns to the closer role...... ;D
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Re: Who will Phillies' closer be???

Postby philly4life553 » Wed Jun 13, 2007 2:15 pm

with garcia getting injured, i could see myers going back to the rotation when he returns. flash should be back around the same time and he could take over as the closer. plus the bullpen has been great over the last few weeks. it could depend on how well kendrick pitches (pitching now, gave up 3 er through 4)
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Re: Who will Phillies' closer be???

Postby wildbill » Wed Jun 13, 2007 7:34 pm

philly4life553 wrote:with garcia getting injured, i could see myers going back to the
rotation when he returns. flash should be back around the same time and
he could take over as the closer. plus the bullpen has been great over
the last few weeks. it could depend on how well kendrick pitches
(pitching now, gave up 3 er through 4)


Damn it man!!!! Have you learned nothing?!?!? That makes waaaaay tooooo much sense for the Phillies management to ever consider.

No Charlie will leave old 6 finger in the closers role, put Myers in long relief, pitching 3 innings every 5 days when the 5th starter that doesn't belong in the majors gets pounded and use Gordon as a middle reliever the other 4 days until he lands back on the DL. To help the situation Pat Gillick will go out and bring Wayne Gomes and Chad Ogea out of retirement and trade their top 3 prospects for Chan Ho Park or Bruce Chen. That's Phillies management for you. The Phillies would be in first place by plenty if they had people who knew what they were doing running the show.

3 runs in 6 innings vs team that has scored the fewest runs in the majors isn't very impressive, but I'm sure Charlie will say it's the best thing he's since...well he can't remember because of the mad-cow.
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Re: Who will Phillies' closer be???

Postby Homoudont » Wed Jun 13, 2007 9:07 pm

HEY, considering April, the Phils are on a pace to WIN 94 games.

Throw in another minor slump and a good winning streak and it will even things out. The PHILS ARE a 31-20 team. That means they WILL win somewhere around 95 WINS.

Start making your playoff plans, and otherwise, get out your noise makers if you can't make it to the stadium.

In contrast to last JUNE the Phils have FOUR bonafide major league pitchers instead of ONE, with one guy worrying about a trade, and the other guy ( god rest his soul ) who was not really good. That was followed by TWO guys with various names who do not even start anywhere in the majors.

THE PHILS ARE FOR REAL. They are now just TWO AND A HALF GAMES OUT OF FIRST PLACE.

Just think, Howard is just getting started, and the bullpen is just settling in. The Phils have room to improve, now that the walking wounded have been banished.

ONLY ONE TEAM HAS THE BEST RECORD IN THE NATIONAL LEAGUE SINCE APRIL, that is THE PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES.

THIS IS A BALANCED TEAM WITH THREE BONA FIDE CLOSERS, when healthy and FOUR bona fide starters. That is all you need in the playoffs. Add the BEST offense in the National league and you are set.

Chollie should be in the running for manager of the year
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Re: Who will Phillies' closer be???

Postby kaiser » Wed Jun 13, 2007 9:39 pm

THAT LAST GUY IS A PHILLIE HOMER, AND DEFINATELY LOVES USING THE CAPS BUTTON ON HIS KEYBOARD. :D
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